• ICHHTO Takes Back Seat on  Int'l Tourism Day Celebrations

    Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization announced in a statement that it will not organize an independent ceremony for World Tourism Day 2018 that is to be observed globally on Sept. 27, but noted that visitors will be admitted free of charge to all museums, palaces and other centers under its jurisdiction nationwide on the occasion.  
    According to the announcement, ICHHTO's decision to opt out of World Tourism Day ceremonies is both out of deference to religious mourning rituals and to avoid multiple similar events, CHTN reported. 
    This year's tourism day coincides with the mourning period of the Islamic month of Moharram when Iranians commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), one of the most revered figures of Shia Islam. 

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