Christmas in Iran

Do the Iranian People Celebrate Christmas?

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Iranian-Armenians as the majority of Iran's Christian population celebrate the Christmas Eve on 25 of December, which is celebrated in most of the catholic countries.
Hegmataneh, The Oldest Capital City in Persia

Hegmataneh, The Oldest Capital City in Persia

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Hegmataneh was the first capital of the old Persia and considered as one of the oldest urban sites of the World.
Iran's New National Brand: Majestic Iran

Iran’s New National Brand: Majestic Iran

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The United Nations World Tourism Organization has recently registered “Majestic Iran: a Different Experience” as the national brand for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hanukkah Celebration in Iran

How is Hanukkah Celebrated in Iran?

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Hanukkah is celebrated by Iranian Jewish community in December of each year, just like everywhere else in the world.
Iran Gets Ready To Celebrate Yalda Night

Iran Gets Ready To Celebrate Yalda Night

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Yalda night or Shab-e Cheleh is one of the most celebrated traditional events in Iran which marks the longest night of the year.
Best City Walks in TehranSURFIRAN

5 Best City Walks in Tehran

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Tehran is becoming more and more beautiful each day with its increasing number of restaurants, coffee shops and amazing bookshops. So, if you are one of those travelers who loves discovering a city on foot, join me here to take you to the best streets to walk and wander in Tehran!
Iran tourism after the US presidential election in hope and despairSURFIRAN

Between Hope and Despair – Iran Tourism After the US Presidential Election

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Trump leaving the White House, raise hope for Iran tourism industry activist to make Iran a favorite destination for foreign tourist again.
7 Things Nobody Tells You About Iran

7 Things Nobody Tells You About Iran

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Are you planning a trip to Iran? From cultural norms to special foods here's 7 things you should know before traveling to Iran.
Badgir or Windcatcher in IranSURFIRAN

Windcatcher: An Ancient Engineering Feat that Harnessed the Wind

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The bâdgir (“wind-catcher tower”) was an architectural innovation to capture cool air in a desert environment. These towers were set at a specific height on the roof of a building to capture a breeze and transfer it underground within the structure in order to bring cool air into large rooms and halls in the hot days of the season.
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Zoroastrianism (Mazdayasna) in Iran

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Zoroastrianism or Mazdayasna is one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions, having originated in ancient Persia.
Armenians in Tehran’s St. Sarkis Cathedral

Christians and Jews in Iran

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Judaism and Christianity in Iran are represented by small but significant religious communities that can also be regarded, to some extent, as distinct ethnic groups.
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Persepolis: Beautiful Ruins of the Majestic Persian Empire

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When viewing the ruins of Persepolis from a distance, one word comes to mind: Breathtaking. As you near closer and actually come up to the Grand Stairway leading up to Persepolis, this feeling does in no way pass.
The People of Iran - Ethnicities and CulturesSURFIRAN

The People of Iran: Ethnicities and Cultures

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People of Persian descent make up roughly 50 percent of Iran’s population, yet many other ethnic groups, including Azaris, Armenians, Assyrians, and Jews, have settled on the land. Historically, many groups have had little contact with one another because large distances separated them. This has meant that the groups have been able to retain their languages and customs for hundreds, or even thousands, of years.
Travel to Iran during Moharram and Ashura

Travel to Iran During Ashura and Muharram

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Travel to Iran during Ashura can be a truly extraordinary experience and a perfect time to see the most important events of Shia in Iran.
Iran Air To Resume Tehran-Madrid Flights After 17 Years

IranAir To Resume Tehran-Madrid Flights After 17 Years

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Iranian embassy in Spain announced that Iran air will resume flights between Tehran and Madrid in September 2020.