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“Culture of Iran” Book Series: Massoume Price Releases Four New Books


Massoume Price adds four new books to her Culture of Iran book series: Medieval Iran, Modern Iran (which cover Iranian history and art by using hundreds of images from objects in major museums in Iran and around the globe Continue Reading

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Spring Equinox: Persian New Year, Norooz 1391 (2012)

There’s no rooz like Norooz!

Norooz (Persian: New day) 1391 is here.

Is your haft seen set?

Do you have on some new clothes?

Are you getting ready to meet up with your family, eat some food–probably sabzi polo and mahi (rice with greens/herbs and fish)–have a good time, laugh it out with your kin, and collect some money from your elders?

If so, you’re on the right track.

This year’s Persian new year, Norooz, falls on March 20th at 1:11 AM Washington DC time.

Norooz shaad (Persian: happy)!

Check out a list of global saal tahvil times below:

Tehran: Tuesday 08:44:00 AM  March 20, 2012

New York: Tuesday 01:11:00 AM March 20, 2012

Chicago: Tuesday 00:14:00 AM March 20, 2012

Denver: Monday 11:14:00 PM March 19, 2012

Los Angeles: Monday 10:14:00 PM March 19, 2012

London: Tuesday 05:14:00 AM March 20, 2012

Paris: Tuesday 06:14:00 AM March 20, 2012

Rome: Tuesday 06:14:00 AM March 20, 2012

Berlin: Tuesday 06:14:00 AM March 20, 2012

Athens: Tuesday 07:14:00 AM March 20, 2012

Jerusalem: Tuesday 07:14:00 AM March 20, 2012

Moscow: Tuesday 08:14:00 AM March 20, 2012

Tokyo: Tuesday 02:14:00 PM March 20, 2012

Sydney: Tuesday 04:14:00 PM March 20, 2012

UTC/GMT: Tuesday 05:14:00 AM March 20, 2012


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First-Ever Middle Eastern Comedy Festival

Credit: Digi Socks Design

Credit: Digi Socks Design

In an effort to “use comedy to change stereotypes in film and television,” the first-ever Middle Eastern Comedy Festival is set to kickoff on September 22nd, 2009 in Los Angeles. 

The group of stand-up comedians, actors, writers, and directors consists of: Persian, Israeli, Arab, and Armenian talent.

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Middle East Mystique: Cruising the Persian Gulf and Visiting Persepolis

Original Photo: National Geographic

Original Photo: National Geographic

CrystalCruises wants to take you on a “journey into the heart of ancient lands, where the Persian, Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Ottoman empires once ruled the world, and monuments to their great legacies still stand,” via their cruise, World Voyage IV: Middle East Mystique.

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Today We Are All Iranian Campaign


Check out this video made for the “Today We Are All Iranian Campaign” in solidarity and support of the people in Iran.

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Poll: American Idol Runner-up Adam Lambert the Next Freddy (Farrokh) Mercury

L to R - Adam Lambert, Freddy Mercury

L to R - Adam Lambert, Freddy Mercury

Born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5th, 1946  in Zanzibar, Queen front-man and musical-legend: Freddy Mercury is of Persian (Parsi) origin and practiced Zoroastrianism growing up. Parsis are known to “descend from a group of Iranian Zoroastrians who emigrated to Western India over 1,000 years ago.”

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