The Pir Shaliar celebrations take place in Uraman (Huraman) village, Kurdistan Province, in western Iran twice a year, in mid-spring and mid-winter. Pir (saint/magi) Shaliyar (vizier), is believed to have cured a princess and married her, the ceremony marks their marriage [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pir_Shalyar]. The celebrations take place over three days and includes the sacrifice of sheep, singing, dancing, daf playing, praying, and reciting poetry. A special legume and vegetables soup is also made for the evening.
Masuleh is an old stepped village on a mountain with cold, snowy winters turning this quaint place even more attractive. This is a small, iconic village with a graceful architecture located to the southwest of the Caspian Sea, on the highlands of southwestern Guilan Province, amid its lush forests. It is 1050 meters above sea level. It has a mountainous climate with mild summers and cold winters.
A unique, discreet graveyard in eastern Iran has never seen the light of day or felt the heat of sunshine. “Haftad Molla” graveyard in Sistan & Baluchistan Province in eastern Iran is located in Mir Javeh County, Tamin Village. Belonging to the Islamic era, it dates back to 800 years ago and is a Mir Javeh tourist attraction.
The 11th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition (TITE) and related industries began work this week. It was attended by the Association of Hoteliers and Travel Agencies of Iran and tour operators from around the world.
A new gallery called Ryan Plus has opened on Motahari St in Tehran, promoting the visual and applied hand arts of Iranian artisans. Ryan Plus is focused on two types of hand made arts and local handicrafts. Its target audience is from Iran and abroad.
“Tekkiye Moaven ol-Molk” is a Qajar era building in Kermanshah which can be named as a masterpiece of art and architecture in Iran. Its unique tile works make it stand out from other “Tekkiye” religious venues in the city.
“Burnt City” is the name of the ruins of an ancient city-state in Iran dating back to 5000 years ago. It is known as one of the most advanced cities in the ancient world. The “Burnt City” is at a distance of 56kms from Zabol, Sistan and Baluchistan Province, in eastern Iran, alongside the Zabol-Zahedan road. It was built in 3200 BCE.
“Darbandsar” ski resort is one of Tehran’s best holiday spots, especially in the winter. It is only 60kms outside the capital, on the slopes of the Alborz chain of mountains. Due to its facilities and quality of snow, Iran’s ski championships also take place here.
A concert has been staged in an old bath house in Isfahan, launching two new albums at the same time. Mehrdad Mahdi and Asu Kahzadi are two young musicians who have organized a performance at the Ali-Gholi Agha baths which is a historic bath house dating back to 300 years ago. They played tracks from two of their two new albums here.