St Thaddeus Monastery annual ceremony & pilgrimage
St Thaddeus Monastery, also known as Kara Kilise, will be holding its 64th religious ceremony in Chaldoran, in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province, from Thursday 12 July 2018.
“Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan
Following the “Isfahan Cultural Week” in Paris which was held with eight exhibitions of the arts, architecture, and handicrafts of Iran and a speech given by the mayor of Isfahan at the Assemblée nationale, the mayor has now announced the imminent opening of a “Paris Cultural Week” in Isfahan.
Thaddeus Monastery Unesco Registration
Director of the Unesco World Heritage Center for the churches of Iran announced: “We intend to register the religious ceremony of the Thaddeus Monastery in Azerbaijan, northeastern Iran, as a Unesco Intabgible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
Rouhani New Year message
In a New Year’s message for 2018 to Armenian Iranians, President Rouhani underlined: “We are proud of an Iran that is home to Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians. We respect all divine religions as taught to us by Islam.”
Spanish paper on Yalda and Christmas in Iran
The winter solstice “Yalda” and Christmas are celebrated around the same time in Iran every year. This year, the Spanish paper “La Vanguardia” writes: “Iranian Christians begin Christmas on the longest night of the year.”
Christians celebrate Christmas in Iran
Christmas is around the corner and Christians in Iran are getting ready to celebrate the New Year like everywhere else. A Christian lady in Tehran says happily: “For us, Christmas, Easter, Yalda winter solstice, or the Iranian Nowruz New Year are no different from one another, because they are all causes for celebration.”