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Neyshabur

Neyshabur

Neyshabur is a city in northeastern Iran that was founded around the third century CE, grew to prominence in the 8th century, and was ruined by invasions and earthquakes in…

Nowruz

Nowruz

Norooz (Noruz, Nowruz, Nevruz, Newruz, Navruz) in Persian means “New [-year]-day”.  It is the beginning of the year for the peoples of Iran (Greater Iran, including: Afghanistan, Arran (nowadays the…

Sabalan Mountain

Sabalan Mountain

Photos by Raouf Mohseni Sabalan is an inactive stratovolcano in Ardabil province of northwestern Iran. It is the third highest mountain in Iran and has a permanent crater lake formed at its summit. Sabalan has a ski resort (Alvares)…

Christmas In Iran

Christmas In Iran

Many Christians in Iran are out scrambling to buy last minute presents. There are about 150,000 Christians in Iran, most of them Armenians, who celebrate Christmas in churches and at…

Yalda Festival

Yalda Festival

Millions of Iranians around the world are celebrate the traditional Persian winter Solstice, Yalda Night, symbolising triumph of light over darkness. In Ancient Iran, the start of the solar year…

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