Yalda Night Celebrations in Iran: End of the Dark Night

Iranians have celebrated the longest night of the year for centuries, and on December 21 of each year, they have waited for the sun to come up again and celebrated the dawn of the first day of winter

Sanandaj Daf music instrument UNESCO

Bandar Abbas and Sanandaj Join Creative Cities Network of UNESCO

The UN cultural body has designated two new Iranian cities, namely Bandar Abbas and Sanandaj, as UNESCO Creative Cities.

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Persian Carpets: Heaven under your Feet

The name of Iran, among many other things, is tied to rug and carpet. These products have followed the country’s name and heritage for more than 2,500 years.