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Summer Festivals in Iran

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Summer festivals in Iran Iran’s popular culture is rich with ancient festivals and ceremonies celebrating a wide range of subjects and seasonal events. These festivities, national or local, bring communities and neighbourhoods together. The three feasts of Tirgan, Vardavar and Nowruz e Sayad are celebrated at the beginning of summer and are examples of the […]

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Calligraphy in Iranian architecture

Calligraphy

Calligraphy in architecture is a unique Iranian approach to architectural embellishment. Iranians’ passion for using script as an artistic impression goes back to pre-Islamic times but it is the work of Islamic era calligraphers and illuminators that elevated its use into the high art we appreciate today. Encouraged by the Islamic preference for the art of […]

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The Persian Garden : Beauty, ingenuity and tradition

Beauty, ingenuity and tradition: The Persian Garden Iranians’ love affair with nature and the creation of beautiful gardens goes far back in our history. The Achaemenid palace of Pasargadae (500 BC) retains one of the earliest examples of a garden form which represents the essence of Persian Gardens as we know them today. Early decorated pottery […]

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Golestan national park

Golestan

Golestan national Park Golestan National Park is the oldest of all nature reserves in Iran. Its importance as a World Biosphere Reserve was recognised in 1976, when it was listed in UNESCO’s register. The largest of Iran’s natural reserves, its 155,000 hectares stretches southwards from the most easterly corner of the Caspian Sea towards the central […]

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