Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Happy International Tourist Guide Day



Traveling is one of the most enjoyable entertainment in the world. It is on the journey that you face new, unfamiliar landscapes, get to know different cultures, and most importantly, feel everything closely. Passengers all over the world are drawn to Iran because of its magnificent history, four-season weather and hospitable people. In countries that are exceptionally rich in historical or cultural significance, an educated tour guide can offer a depth of experience and knowledge.
Being a tour guide is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in the world. Tour guides are usually very talented and interesting people that help you to make the most of your trip. It takes a certain amount of confidence and passion to be a tour guide and you have rarely come across one that does not add deep insight and a sense of humor into their tours. If you have a good ability to communicate with people and you are interested in history and art, this job is the best job you can have. Each year,   21st of February is celebrated as International Tour Guide Day. Uppersia team congratulates all the tourist guides from all over the world on this day and wishes every person on earth to have a life full of travel and adventure.


Being a tour guide is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in the world. Tour guides are usually very talented and interesting people that help you to make the most of your trip.
International Tourist Guide, Iran

Monday, February 19, 2018

Jame Mosque of Ardabil



This mosque refers to the Seljuk period and is located near a fire temple in Ardabil. The previous mosque building belonged to the fire temple and included mosque courtyard, chamber and magnificent arches which are destroyed in the Mongols invasion and just a part of that survived.
This mosque is the surviving part of a great and unique mosque formed in different Islamic eras particularly in Seljuk time and it was usable to the early Safavid period .The fact that from what date this mosque is contracted over pre -Islamic buildings is not clear, but the studies done by the Iranian council of excavations shows this mosque was built in the early centuries of Islam.
The mosque was much broader and larger in Seljuk and Ilkhanid periods compared to the current cubic building and the present monument is merely domes and chamber. The single cylindrical brick minaret is of Seljuk monuments. Over time, the parts of the building have been partially destroyed to the extent which is seen today.



This mosque refers to the Seljuk period and is located near a fire temple in Ardebil.
Jame Mosque of Ardabil

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Happy Sepandarmazgan: Persian Day of Love



Persians have a rich culture with many great feasts based on natural occasions that have been mixed up with happiness and joy. According to Iranian tradition, the day of Sepandarmazgan was held in the Great Persian Empire in the 20th century BC. Sepandarmazgan is the celebration day of Love, Friendship and Earth in ancient Persian culture. Sepandarmaz is Earth Guardian Goddess and it is the symbol of humbleness, it means modest toward the entire creation. In the feast of Sepandarmazgan, Earth was worshiped and women venerated. On this day, Women and girls sat on the throne and men and boys had to obey them and bring them presents and gifts. In this way, men were reminded to acclaim and respect women. This celebration, which is much older than Valentine's Day, is on the 5th of Esfand in the Zoroastrian calendar, and in the new Iranian calendar is on 29th  Bahman or 18th February.


In the feast of Sepandarmazgan, Earth was worshiped and women venerated. On this day, Women and girls sat on the throne and men and boys had to obey them and bring them presents and gifts. In this way, men were reminded to acclaim and respect women.
 Sepandarmazgan: Persian Day of Love