Iran is my country, my motherland. I love it and I am proud of it. Iran is a big country. Like most Iranians, I feel proud talking about the glorious past: the foundation of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the great more than 2500 years ago , or how Iran is the most ancient established country in the world, or how Iran has the most elegant and accurate solar calendar.
Let me consider some facts about Iran and Iranian people .Iran is one of the most divers countries demographically, and geographically. People of many different ethnic backgrounds live in climates that are as cold as Alaska or as warm as Nevada .Iran is one of the few developing countries in the world who has a strong middle class sector. Iran enjoys one of the better higher educational systems in the world and literacy of close to 100%.
There are several languages spoken in different parts of Iran. The predominant language and national language is Persian, which is spoken across the country. Azeri is spoken primarily in the northwest, Kurdish primarily in the west, Arabic primarily in the Persian Gulf coastal regions, Balochi primarily in the east and Turkmen primarily in northern border regions.
Zoroastrianism was the national faith of Iran for more than a millennium before the Arab conquest. It has had an immense influence on Iranian philosophy, culture and art after the people of Iran converted to Islam.
In Iran, Persian Rugs have always been a vital part of the Persian culture .Iranians were some of the first people in history to weave carpets. First deriving from the notion of basic need, the Persian rug started out as a simple/pure weave of fabric that helped nomadic people living in ancient Iran stay warm from the cold, damp ground. As time progressed, the complexity and beauty of rugs increased to a point where rugs are now bought as decorative pieces.
Generally,Persian arts, or Iranian arts is one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many disciplines including...