Early Persians knew their history could not be manipulated when it is literally set on stone. That is why they have made quite a reputation in history for making reliefs and stone inscriptions.
Sistan-and-Baluchestan is Iran’s greatest province in terms of land area. That’s why there’s so much to be discovered there.
As Iranians, it’s our duty to work for the betterment of our country. It’s also our duty to make sure our children learn to do the same.
Do you know where the world’s first brain surgery was performed? How about where the first ever prosthetic eye was made? Such triumphs in human history have taken thousands of years to reach the point they’re at today.
Different parts of Iran celebrate the Persian New Year, adding a touch of their own regional traditions.
One of our favorite rituals ahead of the Persian New Year is the fire festival on the eve of the last Wednesday of the outgoing Persian Year.
Watercolor painting has the reputation of being quite demanding and the whole difficulty in watercolor painting is almost entirely in learning how to anticipate the behavior of water.
Many travellers opt to bypass Kashan on their journeys between Tehran, Isfahan, and Yazd, but we counsel you not to do so.
Snow volleyball has come to Asia for the very first time this winter. And the magnificent slopes of the Alborz mountain range are hosting the international event.
The prestigious theatrical event is held every year in February, when Iran marks the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
In the old days, when homes didn’t have private bathing facilities, everyone had to go to public bathhouses.
One of our prominent art lovers in the Iran Program got drawn to a scientific art this week. Hoda Lezgee is going to sit down with a man known as the father of taxidermy in Iran.
It’s no secret Iranians have a sweet tooth, so much that we make or buy sweets on any given occasion.
We all admire the beauty of art because of our innate aesthetic awareness. Do you know what else we innately admire? Food and drinks.
For Muslims, the Holy Qur'an is a miracle because it contains the exact words of God, as revealed to Prophet Muhammad.
If you are fond of the Persian cuisine and want to learn more about it, join us for a glimpse into the Iranian culinary skills and food culture.
The art of carpet weaving in Iran originated more than 2,500 years ago. Persian carpets and rugs were initially woven as articles of necessity to cover the floors of nomadic tribesmen.
In this edition of IRAN, we are going to learn more about grape syrup, an old product Iranians use to cut back on sugar.
In this episode of IRAN program, you will see features on Iranian urban structures, wind towers, and an Iranian traditional shoe called geeveh.
The journey of pastoral nomads through Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari creates one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the Iranian province.
This edition of IRAN program looks at the art of pottery and ceramics making in the country.
The Iranian 33rd International Short Film Festival is among a number of other topics covered in this edition of IRAN program.
In this episode of IRAN, we are going to take a look at the historical bazaar of Oudlajan, Tehran's first permanent handicraft market.
Pomegranates are indigenous to the Mideast, especially Iran. Like the land they originate from, pomegranates have a rich history of cultivation.
Before the game of polo turned into the lavish, spectacular sport it is today, in ancient day Persia it was a drill to train warriors.
Commemorating the tragedy of Karbala is deeply rooted in Persian traditions and art. The manifestation is at its peak during the month of Muharram.
Shia Muslims mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the prophet of Islam’s grandson.
As the last episode of a series of features from the city of Bojnourd in North Khorasan Province, today, we show you the region’s historical sites.
Reverse glass painting is one of the many forms of art that flourished in Persia during the Safavid Era.
In this edition of IRAN program, we are going to take a look at the history of Western classical orchestral music in Iran.
One of the most popular sports in Iran since ancient times is wrestling. A special kind of wrestling is done with Chookheh.
Under special circumstances, most of us voluntarily make donations as much as we can.
The colorful event in Tehran featured performances by various artists.
This episode of IRAN program is about Iranian glassware, its history, evolution and today’s modern techniques.
Iran's Zanjan is known for its beautiful handicrafts such as knives made of silver.
Zanjan is the capital of Zanjan Province in northwestern Iran.
Iran has recently made moves to improve air quality through production of eco-friendly vehicles.
In this episode of IRAN show, we will take a closer look at rock climbing in Iran.
The Qazvin Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the northwest of the country and its center is the city of Qazvin.
Iranian pottery production presents a continuous history from the beginning of the Iranian history until the present day.
This edition of IRAN program is about Eid al-Fitr ritual in Iran.
Home to the most raging rivers, highest waterfalls, and lushest plains Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province is called a 'paradise on the Earth' by the tourists.
The Masoudieh mansion is one of the most beautiful palaces from Qajar dynasty in old Tehran.
This episode of Iran program is about Kerman's historical sites.
Iran's first-ever aquarium tunnel in the city of Isfahan has significantly contributed to the country's tourism sector.
The IRIB World Service is the official international broadcasting radio and TV network of Iran.
In the last decade, eco products have become all the rage as people make an effort to be kinder to the environment, as well as their wallets.
Tehran has held a festival for Iranian ethnic groups in an attempt to introduce their diverse cultures and traditions at Bahman Cultural Center.
Museums and galleries of Iran offer a rich insight into thousands of years of art and culture in addition to numerous contemporary art works.
Sometimes it is difficult to not judge by the appearance. Like books are judged by covers, so are the cities.
The Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) is an annual film festival held every April in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
People who have never tasted Persian food imagine that it is heavily spiced like Indian food.
The members of the Tarighat music band... music runs in their family, a family who have played traditional Persian music generation after generation.
There is a group of talented Iranian artists with amazing abilities who create amazing works of art from the simplest everyday products.
In this feature, we have looked into some of the mesmerizing natural and historical places on the island to see a Kharg without its oil facilities.
Trees are considered sacred in the Iranian culture, which is why Iranians celebrate Arbor Day by spending a week in tree planting events just a week before the Iranian New Year.
Nowruz is the traditional Iranian festival of spring which starts at the exact astronomical start of the spring.
Last week, here in Tehran, was the 10th International 100-Second Films Festival and we were there to witness the event. Hoda Lezgee tells us more.
Bazaar is not just a place for shopping but many important social and political events in Iran have their roots in traditional bazaars.
The 31st Fajr International Music Festival in Tehran featured musicians from all around the world.
A big amount of tourism in Iran takes part in its northern provinces. One popular place in particular is the Mazandaran Province.
Gisoo Misha Ahmadi tells us about the buzz around the 34th International Fajr Film Festival.
A huge part of what makes a country stand out is its culture. A large part of Iran’s culture are the annual Fajr festivals.
Iran is filled with beautiful places to see. One of them is the village of Kandelous, located in Mazandaran Province.
This feature takes us from the northeast part of Iran to the northwest corner of the country.
In this feature, we will be looking at a new form of art that challenges your notions about what art is.
In this feature, we visit Tehran's art center to have a look at the latest exhibition, a visual arts festival from the great masters of Iran.
Mirza Taqi Khan Farahani, also known as Amir Kabir, was one of the most capable and noteworthy figures in the Qajar-era Iran.
This feature is all about the art of glassware, its history, evolution and today’s modern techniques.
In today's Tehran LED lights have become so much more than just a source of light. They range in colors usage and decoration.
The wonder box or perspective box was introduced to Iran in the late 18th century by Mozzafar Eddin shah.
3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
It is the 8th edition of the art exhibition ‘Haft Negah’ here in Tehran and we went there to see some of the spectacular artworks.
The 32nd Tehran International Short Film Festival was held from November 11 to 17 in the Iranian capital.
A senior Iranian lawmaker calls on the UN to address the crimes committed by Saudi Arabia against Yemeni people,
In this feature we introduce you to the art of patina which is known as making an object look old and antique like.
In this feature, we visit a toy museum in Kashan, where we get the chance to see a variety of toys from decades ago and also from different parts of the country.
The Masoudiyeh Palace, situated in downtown Tehran, is a magnificent attraction that draws many visitors because of its great architecture.
One of the holiest months of the year in the Muslim calendar is Muharram. The month is a time to mourn one of the greatest heroes of Islam, Imam Hussein (AS).
On the banks of the Aras River in Iran's northwest, 51,000 hectares of land were declared a free trade zone in 2005, attracting investors in different sector.
In this feature, the reporter takes us to Tehran’s Azadi Sport Complex which is the national sports complex of Iran.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the rediscovery of the Caspian horse an International Conference was held in Iran’s northern city of Rasht.
In this feature, we will take a trip with a group of amateur astronomers who are going stargazing in the deserts of Iran.
In this feature, we visit a festival called 'Tehran in Qasr', which has been organized to help introduce the culture and traditions of the people of Tehran in the old days.
In this feature, we take a brief look at the 17th Festival of Ritual and Traditional Plays which took place last week here in Tehran.
Biking is a favorite hobby in the Iranian capital of Tehran and many love to ride the bike in the capital's parks and biking routes.
In this edition of Iran, Samson Seez takes us to Tehran’s City Park to visit its beautiful scenery and the new bird garden along with the traditional city looks in the area.
We have seen many sporting games across Iran. This time we are looking at a few activities that are off the beaten track.
“I Love Hijab” is a new social media campaign encouraging women to take a photo of themselves in full Islamic covering.
In this edition of Iran, Shahriar Azimi visits a professional group practicing for an adventurous competition of rope access in Damavand.
In this edition of Iran, Reza Nayebi takes us to the Milad Tower to have a look at a small group of fish used for medical reasons.