Iran in photos: April 27-May 3

Kurds in Iran observe age-old customs during Ramadan

Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan

The Kurdish people of Iran have long had diverse and special rituals for the holy month of Ramadan and still adhere to them. Some of these Kurdish rituals include arranging reconciliation ceremonies, baking local breads for blessing, and visiting relatives on Eid ul-Fitr.


‘Equality, Sincere Assistance Maneuver’ in Golestan

With the arrival of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, people of Golestan are staging the ‘Equality, Sincere Assistance Maneuver’ – a call by the Leader – to help the families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


Switzerland projects Iran’s flag on Matterhorn Mountain as message of hope

Switzerland projected Iranian flag on Matterhorn Mountain to convey the message of hope to Iranians amid coronavirus pandemic.


IRGC continues distributing aid among poor families across Iran

The provincial Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) headquarters across the country continue to prepare and distribute livelihood assistance packages in the framework of ‘Equality and Sincere Assistance Maneuver’


Iran marks Persian Gulf National Day

Iran is marking the Persian Gulf National Day, which coincides with the anniversary of the expulsion of colonial and foreign forces from the strategic water body in 1622. The Persian Gulf has an ancient and unique history and culture that can be seen in the people who lived by it. For thousands of years, people of Iran have lived alongside the Persian Gulf and have enjoyed its endless benefits.


Iran’s flag hoisted atop Jamaran destroyer in Bandar Abbas

On the occasion of Persian Gulf National Day, Iran’s flag was hoised a top Jamaran destroyer in Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan province. The Persian Gulf National Day coincides with the anniversary of the expulsion of colonial and foreign forces from the strategic water body in 1622.


Quran recitation in Shah Abdol-Azim shrine during Ramadan

Muslims across the country recite the Holy Quran during the blessed month of Ramadan as a daily routine. Every year, the crowd attended holy shrines and mosques to do so but this year as the coronavirus hit the country and social distancing guidelines are in place, Quranic ceremonies are being held without people and aired live from IRIB. One of the ceremonies is being held every day at 13:30, local time, in Shah Abdol-Azim, Tehran.


Iran’s first drive-in cinema screens ‘Exodus’

Tehraners enjoy the chance to experience the country’s first drive-in cinema at Milad Tower parking lot to watch Ebrahim Hatamikia’s latest feature, Exodus. The first night of the program on Friday received huge welcome by cinema fans and all the tickets were sold out in less than two hours. Ordinary cinemas are still closed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.


Iran: Coronavirus, different kind of Ramadan in Jamkaran Mosque

Iranians and Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, as an unprecedented global pandemic is changing the prayers and ceremonies this year.