21-28 March 2009: "International Week of Iranian Culture"
Let us join
together and celebrate the "International Week of Iranian Culture".
This is a joyous opportunity to embark on a systematic program to educate the
general public -- including many Iranians -- on Iranian culture, and promote our
heritage. For this purpose, we are fortunate to have the most expansive and
authentic resource for the Iranian heritage in any language other than Persian
at our service in the
the sole cause that has the capability of bringing together the Iranians of all
As you know, the 35th anniversary of
was proudly celebrated in the first week of May 2008, in more than 36 cities,
universities, museums and other locations around the world.
primary focus of "The International Iranica Week" and the activities associated
with it, were to share with audiences worldwide the manifold academic
accomplishments of Encyclopaedia Iranica and its commitment to produce reliable
and scholarly accounts of our cultural heritage, as recognized by global
The brilliant success of "The International Iranica Week" in 2008 led to
designation of the first week of the Persian New Year (1-8 Farvardin, 21-28
March in 2009) as "International Week of Iranian Culture," to
dedicated. It is only fitting that a work of reference dealing with all aspects
of Iranian culture and history should be celebrated at a time when all Iranians
mark the arrival of the Persian New Year.
Please join us in the celebration of the "International Week of Iranian
Culture" by arranging a session at a library, university, museum, or any
other location worthy of the occasion. If more convenient, the program may be
included as part of your Nowruz celebrations. Ideally, the program should
include presentation(s) of any aspect of the Iranian culture.
will gladly discuss your projects and plans, and is prepared to provide
assistance whenever needed. You may contact Mrs. Houra Yavari (email@example.com),
or Behrad Nakhai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for further information.
Also, in order to sustain the relentless efforts toward completion of the ONLY
reliable document of Iranian Identity outside of Iran, please encourage all your
contacts to support
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