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World First Glass Shahnameh exhibition

World First Glass Shahnameh exhibition

“World’s First Glass Shahnameh” exhibition, the reconstructed Timurid era’s Shahnameh, will be held from 27 June to 4 July at the Sa’dabad Art Gallery and Art Center.  

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Coin minted for Iran in 2018 World Cup

Coin minted for Iran in 2018 World Cup

Iran Coin House has minted a 2018 FIFA World Cup coin for Iran’s presence at the games. 1009 Gold medal coins have the world cup design on them for Iran’s fifth presence at the games. An Iranian football legend can be seen on the back of the coin kicking a ball.  

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Ferdowsi bust sculpture in Cypress

Ferdowsi bust sculpture in Cypress

On Ferdowsi Commemoration Day yesterday, a bust sculpture of Hakim Abol-Ghassem Ferdowsi, the great Persian poet, has been unveiled in Nicosia by the IR of Iran Embassy.  

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Ferdowsi, Iranian Shahnameh, Our Today

Ferdowsi, Iranian Shahnameh, Our Today

The Book of Kings [Shahnameh of Ferdowsi] is one of Iran’s greatest literary legacies still murmuring the heroic lifestyles of ancient peoples and kings of the Empire in verse for the Iranian nation and Persian speakers around the world after the passing of many centuries. It is composed in three parts of mythology, heroism, and history.  

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Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire

Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire

Iran has had a long tradition of holding festivals, and Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the ancient Iranian festivals of fire and a prelude to Nowruz. Many Iranian festivals have been forgotten during the course of history, but Chaharshanbeh Suri, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, is a night which, according to ancient Iranian rituals, people light a great fire that sometimes burns until dawn. They jump over bonfires and sing “[let] your ruddiness [be] mine, my paleness yours” to give their illnesses, problems and sorrows to the fire, and the fire gives them its warmth and ruddiness instead.

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Greenery and life in Iranian mythology

Greenery and life in Iranian mythology

Iranian culture holds trees in high esteem, if not holy. Cutting and breaking them is frowned upon. In Persian mythology, Mithra (Zoroastrian Divinity (yazata) and guardian of the cattle, harvest, and waters) was born of a pine tree. The pine, or cypress, is an evergreen, heavenly tree representing love.

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The great Ferdowsi and “Shahnameh”

The great Ferdowsi and “Shahnameh”

January 21 is the birthday of Hakim Abolghassem Ferdowsi, the great Persian poet whose epic Book of Kings “Shahnameh” has been introduced as one of the world’s three top works by Unesco.

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Respect for the older persons in Iran

Respect for the older persons in Iran

International Day of Older Persons on 1 October is a day of increasing awareness and support for the elderly. As the UN has emphasized, this should be a day for countries to look on old age as an opportunity for everyone and to highlight their contributions.  

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Red-Haired Woman inspired by the Kings

Red-Haired Woman inspired by the Kings

Orhan Pamuk is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2006. In his latest interview with Slate Magazine he speaks of how he was inspired by the Shahnameh Book of Kings by Ferdowsi and Oedipus the King by Sophocles when writing his new novel The Red-Haired Woman.  

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Beijing stages 'Death of Sohrab'

Beijing stages 'Death of Sohrab'

An ‘Iran Day’ was held at Beijing International Book Fair where Iranian music and drama was welcomed by the Chinese audience. A warm welcome also awaited the performance of pieces from the ‘Shahnameh Book of Kings’ by the Ambassadors of Peace and Friendship.

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Persian Trilogy    (music)

Persian Trilogy (music)

Artist: Behzad Ranjbaran Album: Persian Trilogy Genre: Classical Year: 2005   (Persia Digest) – Three major legends from Ferdowsi’s Book of Kings “Shahnameh” are used to create Behzad Ranjbaran’s work, transformed into an Iranian masterpiece, The Persian Trilogy, by the London Symphony Orchestra; a classical, romantic piece with elements of modern music.

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