Iranian cultural riches shine bright: Iftar, Sadeh festival and art of illumination join UNESCO list
December 6, 2023
Iran secures 5th place worldwide for UNESCO-listed intangible treasures
December 8, 2023
Iranian cultural riches shine bright: Iftar, Sadeh festival and art of illumination join UNESCO list
December 6, 2023
Iran secures 5th place worldwide for UNESCO-listed intangible treasures
December 8, 2023

TEHRAN, Dec. 06 (MNA) – The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO has inscribed two Iranian rituals and one decorative art on its list of world’s intangible heritage. The UNESCO said on its official page on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter, that it had included the ritual of Eftari and its socio-cultural traditions in its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity based on a joint case submitted by Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, Press TV reported. Eftari, known in many Arab Muslim countries as Iftar, is a ceremony observed at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan in which Muslims break their fasting and engage in social and cultural activities. In another inclusion, UNESCO inscribed Tazhib, the Iranian art of illumination, on its list of intangible heritage based on a request by four countries of Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Tazhib is a centuries-old decorative art practiced […]

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