Imam Reza (AS) Int’l Festival Planned in 79 Countries
Publish Date: 8/19/2015 Code: 44573

Imam Reza (AS) Int’l Festival Planned in 79 Countries

Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman said the Imam Reza (AS) International Festival will be held in 79 countries this year.


Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Tokaman, who also heads the international committee of the festival, added that Iranian cultural centers in 40 countries and representatives of Iranian organizations in 39 other states will cooperate in organizing the program.

He noted that the motto of this year’s event, which is the 13th edition, is “Intellectuality and Dialogue”.

It will include book and poster exhibitions, screening of documentaries, and honoring certain personalities, Torkaman stated.

He went on to say that a number of foreign guests will attend the festival’s programs in Iran.

The ICRO chief said the foreign guests include Professor Victor Alkek, Lebanese professor of Persian literature who has written a poem in praise of Imam Reza (AS) as well as leader of Nigerian Shias Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, three of whose sons were martyred in a terrorist attack on International Quds Day Rallies in Nigeria last year.

The Ahl al-Bayt (AS) World Assembly, Iran’s Ministry of Education and Al-Mustafa International University, among others, will cooperate in holding the Imam Reza (AS) International Festival.

75 countries hosted the programs of the 12th edition last year.

It is annually held on the occasion of the 8th Infallible Imam’s (AS) birth anniversary.

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