A Little History About Mehregan

As Mehregan approaches on October 2nd, we thought we may share a quick snippet of what the holiday is about! Mehregan Feast and its Origin Mehregan is one of the two most ancient Iranian festivals known — dating back at far as the earliest Aryans (Iranians). The word “Mehr” (in Mehregan) in the Persian language means kindness. Mehr represents knowledge, …

Simple Travel Guide for Touring Iran

Iran, as old as history itself, inherits one of the most ancient civilizations of the planet. Throughout the years, its culture has influenced different parts of the globe from the Nile River to the heart of Europe. For many years, people from all over the world have traveled the historic trade route of the Silk Road, marveling at the varied …

The Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman

The Persian Gulf is a semi-closed sea which is surrounded by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. It is the single greatest link between Europe, Africa, as well as South and South-East Asia. The strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Sea of Oman essentially links the regional countries to the Indian Ocean, the …

The Poetry of Hafez

Hafez, a Sufi poet, expressed in poetry love for the divine, and the intoxicating oneness of union with it. Hafez, along with many Sufi masters, uses wine as the symbol for love. The intoxication that results from both is why it is such a fitting comparison. Hafez spoke out about the hypocrisy and deceit that exists in society and was …

Nowruz 2019 Report

The greatest Nowruz celebration in Manitoba was held on Saturday, March 22nd, 2019, at Soul Sanctuary Community Centre in Winnipeg with 400 guests from various cultures and origins. Mr. Honarbakhsh was the Master of Ceremonies (MC) of the event and announced the schedule. As always, the program began with the Canadian anthem followed by the Ey-Iran (unofficial) anthem. Then, the …

Nowruz Mobarak!

Nowruz is a holiday that is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. It is a secular holiday that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths. Nowruz is rooted in the religious tradition of Zoroastrianism. Among other ideas, Zoroastrianism is the first-ever monotheistic religion that emphasizes broad concepts such as the corresponding …

Nowruz 2015 Report

This year our celebration of Nowruz with the arrival of Spring 1394 was successfully held on Friday, March 20th, 2015, at the Royal Banquet of Viscount Gort Ramada Hotel, located at 1670 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. The Nowruz 1394 celebration marked another outstanding night, enjoyed by over 200 attendees. The program began with the Canadian anthem followed by the Ey-Iran …

The Inspiring Story of Anahita Aminian

The text below is the transcript of Anahita Aminian’s speech at the “Immigrant Women Festival” which was held on March 15th, 2008 in Winnipeg. Khosh Aamadeed! Welcome! Ladies, gentlemen, and our dearly beloved children, my name is Anahita Aminian. I have lived in Manitoba with my husband since 1986 and we have a 17-year-old son. As an immigrant woman in …