An MoU has been signed between the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran and the World Tourism Organization to hold the World Tourism Summit in Hamedan, Hamedan Province, western Iran. The MoU was signed on Thursday during a trip to Germany by the Organization Deputy, Mohammad Moheb-Khodaei, at the 40th meeting of the World Tourism Organization summit for members.
The Iranian New Year, Nowruz 1397 HS, on the spring equinox will be celebrated in Hormozgan Province with traditional sea-going tours on dhows in the coastal cities of this Province. Other programs include handicrafts exhibitions, souvenir shopping, reading the “Shahnameh”, and laying the New Year “Haft Sin” spread. Local customs, games, and cuisine will also be introduced here.
The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has announced a joint project with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) for a prepaid debit card for tourists traveling to Iran. Funds can be added to the card in return for their currency and converted to Iranian rials (IRR).
An exhibition of works by Iranian architectural photographers, titled “Naghsh-e Jahan” [Imprints of the world], will open tomorrow at the 9th Dakar International Mirrors Festival in Senegal. The arts and culture institute of “Tahrir-e Kargah-e Khial” and the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), in association with the Tehran Municipality Art and Cultural Organization, are the organizers of Iran’s art and architecture photography exhibition in Dakar.
World Theater Day coincides with the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, end of March. During the New Year holidays, Sang-e Laj playhouse will be open from 23 March, and Theatr-e Shahr and Honar playhouses will resume work on 27 March in the capital. Playhouses in the provinces will announce their opening dates soon.
The halim cooking ceremony in Eghlid, Fars Province, is a family occasion to usher in the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, on the spring equinox. This is an old tradition that takes place beginning of March every year. The event was held in an old house in the city this year together with a display of Iranian handicrafts and joined in by tourists.
Kermanshah Province Governor has announced: “We are presently working on plans for the Kermanshah 2020 scheme, with emphasis on the tourism sector in this province. We are hoping to receive governmental approval shortly.”
Two live handicraft exhibitions will be held at some of Tehran's handicraft workshops in Nowruz holiday in year 1397 of Iranian calendar. The handicraft exhibition will be held at Iran Sara Cultural Center in the eastern part of the Azadi Tower from 11 March to 1 April.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
Professor of arts and media studies at Université Paris III, Fahimeh Najmi, has released her book entitled “Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident” [The Theater, Iran, and the Occident] in Paris on 11 April 2018.
Seventy-eight years ago, on 24 April, the first radio transmitter in Iran began broadcasting from the old Shemiran road studios in Tehran. Exactly on 24 April, 1940, a radio service started which presented programs such as news, Iranian music, cultural and artistic subjects, history and geography for eight hours a day. The service was only for Tehran, and for this reason became known as “Radio Tehran”.
With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.
Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other — not about each other.