Iftar, illuminated manuscript, and Sadeh festival may be Iran’s next entries to UNESCO list
December 2, 2023
UN inscribes 2 Iranian rituals, 1 artistic technique
December 6, 2023
Iftar, illuminated manuscript, and Sadeh festival may be Iran’s next entries to UNESCO list
December 2, 2023
UN inscribes 2 Iranian rituals, 1 artistic technique
December 6, 2023

TEHRAN – On Wednesday, in a nod to Iran’s vibrant tapestry of customs and history, UNESCO’s latest additions to its prestigious list — namely Iftar and its socio-cultural traditions, the ancient jubilation of Sadeh festival, and the intricate artistry of Tahzib in illuminated manuscripts — elicited waves of joy among Iranians who have cherished their enduring legacy through generations. Iftar and its associated socio-cultural traditions was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as a shared tradition between Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan. Iran, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan jointly gained the honor of registering Tazhib on the list during the 18th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, being held in Kasane, Botswana, on Dec. 4-9. The Sadeh festival, aka Jashn-e Sadeh in Persian, was registered as a common heritage between Iran and Tajikistan. The festivity, usually […]

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