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A Rendezvous With Ancient Persian Kings and Poets in Shiraz, Iran

Jackie Abramian | Posted 10.27.2016 | Travel
Jackie Abramian

Arriving at Shiraz International Airport -- the largest in Iran's southern region of Pars province - I join hundreds of foreign and domestic travelers who eagerly await to explore their rendezvous with ancient history -- revisiting Persian Kings and poets memorialized here as national and world treasures.

Persian New Year 2012: Artist Breathes New Life Into Nowruz

Aria Fani | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Aria Fani

Niloufar Talebi's The Persian Rite of Spring makes an entire culture, in which poetry is one of the most important and prized art forms, intelligible to all audiences, pulling together the pieces of a puzzle for both Iranian and non-Iranian audiences.

Festival of Fire Re-energizes Iran's Green Movement

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

Iranians celebrate this mythical victory of truth over deception by jumping over fires in the festival of fire and light, Chaharshanbeh-soori, on the last Wednesday before the Iranian New Year.

Iran's Latest Fatwa: A Fiery Fury

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Despite the Supreme Leader's outright ban of the fire festival with a fatwa, Norooz, a New Year's celebration with pre-Islamic roots, will prevail in Iran.