Color is a defining factor in design and the choice of clothing. The global fashion industry goes to lengthy measures every year to select a particular color for men, women, and children’s fashion, not necessarily in tune with the culture, climate, and individuality of those who wear it worldwide. This year, however, the organizers of the 7th Fajr Fashion Festival in Tehran have announced in an innovative move that the color of the year will be olive green here – a color close to parts of nature and climatic conditions of Iran.
April 4th has been proclaimed World Mine Awareness Day by the UN. Iran has over 16 million unexploded landmines left over from the Iraqi invasion of Iran in five provinces over an area of four million hectares. It has been named the second mine-infested country in the world and its three provinces of Ilam, Khuzestan, and Kermanshah, in southern and western Iran, are the main regions with the highest number of deaths between 1996-2007 resulting from explosive remnants that have remained behind from the Iraq-Iran war.
As report by the official news agency IRNA, on average Iranians only spend two percent of their total income on recreational activities. Iranian families in urban areas spend 764 thousand tomans [Iranian currency] on average per year on leisurely pastimes.
A “Carnival of happiness” will be going to the earthquake-stricken areas of Kermanshah Province in western Iran for Nowruz 2018. A special bus has been set up for the Nowruz holidays with a professional team of artists and will be on its way to the earthquake-stricken areas soon. The carnival includes musicians and game teams for children.
Tehran’s Azadi Tower gets a once over on the threshold of Nowruz, on its 46th birthday. Head of the Azadi Tower cultural-artistic complex, Nematollah Payan, said: “Azadi Tower is a tourist destination during Nowruz every year, both for visitors and Tehranis themselves. The cleaning of its exterior began last week with the efforts of the Rudaki Cultural Foundation and will be completed end of this week.”
During the Chaharshanbeh Suri celebrations in Iran last night, three people lost their lives, and there were 2082 cases of injury, 277 burns, 21 amputations, 15 fractures, and 151 hospitalizations. The Deputy of the emergency services of Iran announced that three people lost their lives during the Chaharshanbeh Suri firework celebrations in Iran last night.
Khaghani Street in Tabriz, the site of one of the oldest theaters in Iran, has been renamed “Theater” Street. Tabriz is one of the first Iranian cities to witness theatrical performances in its venues. The Armenian theater in Iran started in Tabriz, and the first play went on stage in Tabriz in 1877. After Tabriz, Armenian Iranians established theater groups in Tehran in 1878, in Jolfa-Isfahan in 1888, and in Rasht in 1921.
Statistics in Iran are sometimes surprising. The rate of burn incidents is eight times the global average as per the latest official statistics. According to Dr Mohammad Hadi Ayazi, Deputy Minister of Health, the burn rate in Iran is eight times the global average; these statistics suggest that our actions and those of the authorities must include safety measures.
A member of the Islamic City Council of Tehran has commented on the name change of North Kargar Street to Mosaddegh Street. Hojjat Nazari pointed out to the street being named after the former Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh (1951-1953), and said: “Due to reactions we received at the time of naming the tunnel linking Arash St to Esfandiar St after Mosaddegh, we placed naming a street after Mosaddegh on our agenda. We finally concluded to name N Kargar St after the late Mosaddegh and shorten the name of South Kargar to Kargar Street.”
The compulsory hijab is one of the issues raised since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and has always had opponents and advocates. This debate has been raised once again in recent weeks, due to the protest of some women against compulsory hijab, known as "Girls of Enghelab Street" movement. In this regard, Razavi News Agency interviewed Ayatollah Dr. Seyed Mohammad Ali Ayazi, a researcher, and university and Hawza professor.
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.
The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced: “Tourists are no longer required to go to Iranian embassies for visas. They can apply online and travel to Iran once their application has been reviewed.”
On 13 August 2018, at 21h30, the concert titled “A song from another world” began playing in Vahdat Hall in Tehran with a band of musicians with autism and down syndrome, for an audience that included figures such as Loris Tjeknavorian and Kambiz Derambakhsh.
International Mathematical Union (IMU) named 3 May, the birthday of "Maryam Mirzakhani", the International Women's Day in Maths, on the proposal of the Women's Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society.
A celebration was held in Tehran to celebrate polo registration by Unesco. Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization Deputy, Mohammad-Hassan Talebian spoke about the game at the ceremony and called the registration an important global event for cultural diplomacy and peace.
RT writes that the presidents of Russia and Iran met on the sidelines of the Caspian summit in Aktau, Kazakhstan on Sunday. Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani addressed ways in which world’s most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East, can be settled, the Kremlin said.