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From live music to puppetry in the Artists Forum
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From live music to puppetry in the Artists Forum

The Artists Forum in Tehran is holding its grand Spring festival from 22 March till 1 April as “Tehran – The city of arts”. The Festival has been arranged together with Tehran City Council for the Nowruz holidays. It includes exhibitions of visual arts, live classical Persian and international music, traditional plays, Naghali, and puppetry. The programs are from 16h00 to 22h00, 22 March-1 April 2018, at the Artists Forum.  

Spend Nowruz in the land of wonders
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Spend Nowruz in the land of wonders

A visit to Chabahar in southernmost Iran may be one of the most enjoyable trips of your life, as its attractions have earned it the reputation of the lost paradise and land of wonders. Chabahar is a free zone in the Sistan and Baluchistan Province of Iran, famous for its natural landscape of unusual Martian mountains of “Shahbazband” worth visiting, especially if you are interested in science fiction. Horror movie lovers can also visit the Jinn Cemetery in the historic village of Tiss.  

Rasht – First bright lights city of Iran
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Rasht – First bright lights city of Iran

The provincial capital of Guilan Province in northern Iran, Rasht, has been named the first bright lights city of Iran at a ceremony attended by the Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran. The aims of naming such a city can be cited as expanding tourism, managing its night life, urban regeneration, sustainable employment, attracting more tourists to Guilan Province, increased joy of life, family cohesion, bazaars opening at night for family recreation and reduction of depression, stress reduction, and reducing the destructive effects of loneliness for university students and the elderly.  

Visa on arrival for Iranians traveling to Azerbaijan
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Visa on arrival for Iranians traveling to Azerbaijan

The Republic of Azerbaijan has lifted visa requirements for Iranian national as from yesterday, 16 March 2018. All visas will be issued on arrival at the international airports of Azerbaijan. The Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Javad Jahangirzadeh, said: “Following talks between Foreign Minister Javad Zarif of Iran and the President of Azerbaijan Republic, the country’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement informing the Iranian Embassy that visas will be given on arrival at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport and other international airports serving Azerbaijan.  

Vintage motor show in Sa’d-Abad Palace
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Vintage motor show in Sa’d-Abad Palace

 Iran Touring & Automobile Club is organizing a vintage motor show of for Nowruz 2018 (1397 HS), from 22 March at the Sa’d-Abad Palace Complex. More than sixty privately-owned vintage cars and motorcycles over 45 years old will be put on display at the motor show. The show will run until 18 May every day from 09h30-20h30.

Spend Nowruz in the heaven of Iran
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Spend Nowruz in the heaven of Iran

The historic monuments and natural landscapes of Mazandaran Province and its springs, villages, bungalows, the sea and the jungle, have all turned this northern area of Iran into a heaven for Nowruz travelers. Mazandaran has over 2500 historic monuments and natural spots, 700 of which have been registered as Iran’s national heritage. Some of these are as follows:  

“Nowruz Gahan” celebration days in Kermanshah
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“Nowruz Gahan” celebration days in Kermanshah

Kermanshah Province, in western Iran, celebrates Nowruz in each of its historical buildings with folk music and dance and different Haft Sin spreads. If you have already traveled to Kermanshah and visited the Bisotun world heritage site in the vast expanse of its green plains, you will know that at the foot of Bisotun mountain, in a place called “Farhad Tarash” (Legend has it that Farhad was in love with the King’s [Khosrow] wife Shirin.

Nowruz celebrations in Yazd
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Nowruz celebrations in Yazd

Yazd is the first adobe city in the world and an ancient city of Iran in Yazd Province. It has been registered as a Unesco World Heritage and is one of Iran’s famous tourist attractions. Many recreational programs have been planned for the coming Iranian New Year, Nowruz, in the provincial city of Yazd in March, including desert trekking, handicrafts and souvenir fairs, the Yazdi Nowruz spread, kite festival, and mobile music festivals.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

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.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

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.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

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.  

No need for embassies for a trip to Iran

2018/08/12

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.”

Imran Khan comes to Iran on first trip in office

2018/08/14

Pakistan’s Prime Minister elect , Imran Khan, is planning to travel to Iran on his first official trip in office. This will take place after his inaugural ceremony on 18 August.

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A night to remember with ADS DS musicians

2018/08/14

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.

Mirzakhani birthday is International Women’s Day in Maths

2018/08/14

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.

Imran Khan comes to Iran on first trip in office

2018/08/14

Pakistan’s Prime Minister elect , Imran Khan, is planning to travel to Iran on his first official trip in office. This will take place after his inaugural ceremony on 18 August.

Polo registration by Unesco is celebrated

2018/08/14

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.

Rouhani and Putin meet on sidelines of Caspian summit

2018/08/13

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.