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Shahnameh’s Puppets Will March in Zabol
Shahnameh’s Puppets Will March in Zabol

Shahnameh’s Puppets Will March in Zabol

Shahnameh’s Puppets Will March in Zabol

Sistan-Baluchestan University’s Art Faculty in collaboration with the Society of Cultural Heritage of Zabol is planning the first International Festival of Mythical Characters for Esfand, the last month on the Iranian calendar (February 20-March 20).
“A carnival of puppets of Shahnameh’s mythical characters will march through the city of Zabol (capital of Sistan-Baluchestan Provicne),” Mehr News Agency quoted the general manager of the local Cultural Heritage Office, Kambiz Moshtaq Gohari, as saying.
Shahnameh (book of kings) was composed by the acclaimed Persian poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010. It tells mainly the mythical, and to some extent, the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century.
Rostam is the greatest of mythical heroes in the book. Rostam and his predecessors were natives of Zabol, in Sistan  which included present-day Iran, Pakistan  and Afghanistan.
As per Moshtaq Gohari, the carnival has been planned to help promote the tourism industry in the area.
As part of the program, experts will make presentations on the mythical heroes.
Organizers of the program intend to expand the festival in the next years and run it in the international level.

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