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Happy Norouz

Heart4Iran would like to wish you a Happy Norouz 2015!

Today marks one of the oldest traditional Iranian festivals that starts the first day of spring. According to Farsinet.com:

The word is a compound of two Persian words, “now” which has the same etymology as the English word “new” and means new, and the word “ruz” which […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Red Wednesday

While Persians across the world are gearing up to celebrate Norouz in a few days—Heart4Iran would like to wish you a Happy Red Wednesday!

What is Red Wednesday?
And what makes it happy?

It has to do with the Norouz tradition of fire jumping. It is an ancient Zoroastrian tradition that is a purification ritual. According to […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Closure The Film

Closure The Film is inspired by true stories of Iranian Christian martyrs.

The loss of a family member, desire for revenge, and struggle to forgive is not a foreign concept to the director of “Closure” Joseph Hovsepian and lead actor Andre Hovsepian, as they had to confront their own father’s brutal death by extremist groups […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

Ashura: The Most Bizarre of Persian Holidays

Today, November 3rd, 2014 marks the day of Ashura for Iranians, also considered the most bizarre of Persian holidays.
What is Ashura?

Culturally, Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, who defiantly rode with his entire family at the Battle of Karbala against the army of the caliphate to be slaughtered.

Why would […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Events, News|0 Comments

Prayer Vigil for Pastor Saeed Abedini

Naghmeh Abedini, Pastor Saeed’s wife, invites you to join her in remembering Pastor Saeed Abedini and others who are persecuted for their faith by participating in prayer vigils across the world on Friday, September 26.
Franklin Graham and Nagmeh Abedini will be launching the global prayer vigils in Washington D.C. on Thursday, September 25th at […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Events|0 Comments