cultural activities

Ordibeheshtgan  festival & commemoration of Attar, Sa’adi, Ferdowsi and Khayyam

ordibeheshtgan - designed by Marsa Arbab-

Ordibeheshtgan poster- Client: Neyestane Gomshodeh – April 2019


On the second day of Ordibehesht people went to nature to collect flowers and plants and the next day named ‘Ordibeheshtgan’, which was celebrated to extol honesty.

In ancient Persia people believed that the 2nd day of the month Ordibehesht belongs to an angel who represents honesty and purity. People in this celebration reminded themselves that they should maintain such characteristics in their lives.

During Ordibeheshtgan Festival, people dressed in white, which symbolized cleanliness and purity.

Sadeh  festival


Sadeh, is an Iranian festival that dates back to the first Persian Empire, Achaemenid Empire.Sadeh celebrates 50 days before Nowruz. Sadeh in Persian means “hundred” and refers to one hundred days and nights remains to the beginning of spring.


Tirgan  festival


Client: Neyestane Gomshodeh – 2018 – Iran

The Legend of Tirgan

Tirgan refers to an ancient Iranian festival. There are various legends concerning its origins. One legend describes how Iran and Turan, two long-standing enemies, decided to declare peace by drawing the boundaries between the two empires. Arash, the best archer in the Iranian army, was chosen to ascend Mount Damavand to shoot an arrow, with the landing location determining the boundary. Iranians watched in hope as the arrow flew from dawn until noon, expanding the boundaries of Iran beyond all expectations. What resulted was the inclusion of many diverse cultures throughout the territory of Iran. Tirgan became a celebration of that diversity.




Client: Neyestane Gomshodeh – 2017 – Iran

Sepandārmazgān or Espandegān is an ancient Iranian festival with Zoroastrian roots dating back to the Achaemenid Empire, the first Persian Empire. Wikipedia

Descriptions of this festival are given in medieval historiographical sources such as GardiziBiruni and Abu al-Hasan al-Mas’udi.

According to Biruni, it was a day where women rested and men had to bring them gifts. In the section about Persian calendar, Biruni writes in The Remaining Signs of Past Centuries that:[4]

Furthermore, Biruni notes that on this day, commoners ate raisins and pomegranate seeds.[4] According to Gardizi, this celebration was special for women, and they called this day also mard-giran (possessing of men).

Poet Workshop based on Carl Jung pattern

Carl Jung

A portrait of Jung, unknown date
Born Carl Gustav Jung
26 July 1875
KesswilThurgau, Switzerland
Died 6 June 1961 (aged 85)
KüsnachtZürich, Switzerland
Alma mater University of Basel
Known for Analytical psychology
Psychological types
Collective unconscious
Anima and animus
Extraversion and introversion
Spouse(s) Emma Jung
Scientific career
Fields Psychiatrypsychologypsychotherapyanalytical psychology
Institutions BurghölzliSwiss Army(commissioned officer in World War I)
Doctoral advisor Eugen Bleuler
Influences BleulerFreudKantNietzsche,[1] Schopenhauer[1]
Influenced Joseph CampbellHermann HesseErich NeumannRoss NicholsAlan WattsJordan PetersonTerence McKennaGaston Bachelard[2]
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Carl Gustav Jung (/jʊŋ/;[3] German: [jʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology.

His work has been influential in not only psychiatry but also anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies. As a notable research scientist based at the famous Burghölzli hospital, under Eugen Bleuler, he came to the attention of the Viennese founder of psychoanalysisSigmund Freud. The two men conducted a lengthy correspondence and collaborated on an initially joint vision of human psychology.


Nowruz exhibition

poster in hands2

Client: Neyestane Gomshodeh – 2017 – Iran


Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by various ethno-linguistic groups as the beginning of the New Year. Wikipedia
SignificanceNew Year holiday
DateMarch 19, 20, or 21

Simurgh Speech (in commemoration of poet called Attar Neyshaburi)

posters2Simurgh (/sɪˈmɜːrɡ/Persianسيمرغ‎), also spelled simorgh, simorgsimurgsimoorg, simorq or simourv, is a benevolent, mythical bird in Iranian mythology and literature. It is sometimes equated with other mythological birds such as a “phoenix” (Persianققنوس‎ quqnūs, plural: Persianققنوس‌ها‎ qaqnus-hâ or , Persianققنوسان‎ qaqnusān). Persian humā (Persianهما‎).[1] The figure can be found in all periods of Iranianart and literature and is also evident in the iconography of Georgia,[2] medieval Armenia,[3] the Byzantine Empire,[4] and other regions that were within the realm of Persian cultural influence.


Abū Ḥamīd bin Abū Bakr Ibrāhīm (c. 1145 – c. 1221; Persianابو حامد بن ابوبکر ابراهیم‎), better known by his pen-names Farīd ud-Dīn (فرید الدین) and ʿAṭṭār (عطار, Attar means apothecary), was a 12th-century Persian[3][4][5] poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer from Nishapur who had an immense and lasting influence on Persian poetry and SufismManṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr [The Conference of the Birds] and Ilāhī-Nāma are among his most famous works.
Some photos of memorial of Attar Neyshaburi
A short video of performance

Shahnameh workshop

Poem by Ferdowsi
poster in hands

Client: Neyestane Gomshodeh – 2017 – Iran

The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama, is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Wikipedia

GenresPoetry, Epic poetry, Fiction

Second and third of Nasir Khusraw travel documentation festival



Nasir Khusraw festival 2011

naser khosrow

Nasir Khusraw festival 2011

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Nasir Khusraw festival 2011


Nasir Khusraw festival 2011


Nasir Khusraw festival 2011

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Nasir Khusraw festival 2011

Abu Mo’in Hamid ad-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw al-Qubadiani or Nāsir Khusraw Qubādiyānī Balkhi also spelled as Nasir Khusrow and Naser Khosrow was a Persian poet, philosopher, Isma’ili scholar, traveler and one of the greatest writers in Persian literature. Wikipedia
BornAugust 28, 1004, Qabodiyon, Tajikistan
Full nameAbu Mo’in Hamid ad-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw al-Qubadiani
Major worksSafarnama, Wajh-i-Din, Zaad al-Musafirin, Sa’datnama, Rawshana-i-nama