International Dolls Museum in Tehran

The Iranian capital is known to have many museums that represent the variety and the rich history of Iranian civilization. But besides some of the world-renown museums, there are others like the International Dolls Museum which are quite…

Bank Holiday in Iran October 19: Arbaeen

The public holiday of Arbaeen in Iran is probably the most significant in Shia sect. It is observed on Safar 20 or 21, the 40th day after Ashura,  the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in 680 AD.…

Top places to buy souvenirs in Tehran

Are you looking for that specific Persianate item to take back home with you and don’t know where to buy souvenirs in Tehran? Tehran Grand Bazaar No article about trinkets could be written without mentioning the Tehran Grand Bazaar…

Bank Holiday in Iran: Eid e-Ghorban

According to the Iranian calendar, the next public holiday Eid e-Ghorban (feast of the sacrifice) will be on Monday, August 12. Eid e-Ghorban (Eid al-Adha in Arabic speaking countries), falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the final…