Arbor Day in Iran

Arbor Day in Iran ... 29/03/2016 Green Life

Keywords:#AFP, #Arbor, #Arbor_Day, #Calligraphy, #Fashion, #Hakimi, #Iran, #Iranian, #Iranian_New_Year, #Islamic, #Jamshid, #Persian, #Persian_calligraphy,, #Tehran

An Iranian woman checks on her mobile phone as she walks past a mural depicting a tree on a wall in central Tehran, December 31, 2014. (Photo by AFP)
Tree planting
Trees are considered sacred in the Iranian culture, which is why Iranians celebrate Arbor Day by spending an entire week in tree planting events just a week before the Iranian New Year and the beginning of the spring. Gisoo Misha Ahmadi tells us more.
Fashion festival
Annually, Tehran hosts an international fashion and clothing festival before the New Year. The goal of the fashion show is to encourage designers to promote novel Islamic and Iranian ideas in clothing throughout the country. Benita Rahimi gives more information.
Calligraphy painting
This feature is all about calligraphy painting. Persian calligraphy painting is a unique art in Iran, which merges the traditional techniques with modern forms to create an art piece. In this episode, we introduce to you Jamshid Hakimi, who has managed to find his own style in the field. We also get to see some of his best works and also learn more about calligraphy painting.

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