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Fajr Intl. Poetry Festival kicks off in Persian Gulf island

Source : Presstv / 5 Feb 2013

The seventh edition of Fajr International Poetry Festival has kicked off in the Iranian southern island of Kharg located in the Persian Gulf.

A number of cultural officials and literary scholars attended the opening ceremony held in Kharg island today, February 5.

Over 2000 poets from Iran and 15 other countries have taken part in this year’s literary event to vie in six different sections, said the festival’s Secretary General Reza Hamidi.


Bosnia commemorates Jalal al-Din Rumi

Source : Agencies | 18 Dec 2012

A Seb-i Arus ceremony took place in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on Monday in order to commemorate Jalal al-Din Rumi.

The Sarajevo ceremony took place at the Naksibendi Dervish Lodge in historic Bascarsi with the participation of dozens of residents.

Verses from the Holy Quran, Masnavi and hymns were read during the ceremony. The participants of the ceremony listened to parts of Rumi's life and his poems during Monday's ceremony.


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