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“Sizdah be dar” – A 4000-year old celebration in Iran

“Sizdah be dar” – A 4000-year old celebration in Iran

“Sizdah be dar” is part of the Nowruz celebrations in Iran which takes place on the 13th day of Farvardin. It dates back to at least 4000 years ago. Following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, this day was named as “Nature Day” in the official calendar of the country and is a national holiday.

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Nowruz – A celebration with an ancient history

Nowruz – A celebration with an ancient history

Nowruz, one of the oldest celebrations on the Iranian Plateau, begins on the spring equinox every year (equalization of day and night). Based on the solar calendar, the moment when the spring equinox occurs is the beginning of the first day of the first month of spring called Farvardin on the Iranian calendar.

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Austrian ambassador visits historic monuments in Iran

Austrian ambassador visits historic monuments in Iran

The Austrian ambassador to Iran and his accompanying delegation have paid a visit to the historic-religious monuments of Susa in southern Iran, including the Tomb of Daniel, the Susa museum and fort, and the Unesco registered temple of Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat.

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Spain to host Iranian historical works

Spain to host Iranian historical works

Works presently on display at the exhibition of “Iran, the Cradle of Civilization” in the Netherlands are to be transferred to the museum of archeology in the city of Alicante in southeastern Spain.

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Grandmothers story-telling festival to be held in Iran

Grandmothers story-telling festival to be held in Iran

The largest festival of story-telling by grandmothers is to be held in the city of Meshkin Shahr, northwestern Iran entitled ‘Festival of Khan Naneh Naghili’ with the aim of promoting the old tradition of grandparents telling their children stories.

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Ancient path discovered in SE Iran

Ancient path discovered in SE Iran

An ancient path has been discovered along the Zahedan-Kerman road between the provincial city of Nosratabad in Sistan and Baluchistan Province and the city of Fahrouj in Kerman Province in southeastern Iran.

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Jar’s 5000-year old secret revealed

Jar’s 5000-year old secret revealed

An old potter in the Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, in Tuyserkan – Hamedan Province, has succeeded in discovering the secret of the unique jar of Shahr-e Sukhteh [Burnt City] and has started replicating this ancient artifact.

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