Mon Feb 8, 2016 9:12AM
The official poster of the 34th Fajr International Theater Festival (file photo)
The official poster of the 34th Fajr International Theater Festival (file photo)
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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 – whether it’s the music, film or theater festival. They are all at least week-long gala events. We will see some amazing Iranian thespians performing and visit some beautiful theaters in Tehran as we check out the Fajr theater festival.

For centuries, the handicrafts of Isfahan illustrated some of the finest Persian art. Isfahan handicrafts get a lot of attention. The province itself is a major tourist attraction, and so many foreigners and Iranians frequent Isfahan. And they help spread and introduce Isfahan’s art to others. Maybe that is why Isfahan’s handicrafts are somewhat more popular throughout the world. That, in addition to the ages of experience the Isfahani artists have in mastering Persian craftsmanship.

In this feature, Shahriar Azimi visits the war museums in Khoramshahr and Abadan. Then he continues with what people do today and how the normal traditional life is moving on. He also visits some villages and shows their lifestyles, hospitality and traditions.