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events occurred in Yazd culture, and special ceremo-
nies such as wedding rituals will be put on display.
On rising arrival of foreign tourists to Yazd, he said
the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) —
the landmark nuclear deal signed between Iran and
the world major powers in July 2015— was very ef-
fective in rise in number of foreign tourists to Yazd.
The global registration of Yazd also accelerated the
trend of arrival of foreign tourists to Yazd, he added.
Fatemi continued that the number of foreign tourists
grew to 110,000 in the year to mid-March 2018, in-
dicating a 32-percent rise compared to the year to
Yazd along with Shiraz and Isfahan have drawn the
highest number of foreign tourists particularly Euro-
peans, he said, adding, “This indicates the high posi-
tion of Yazd in tourism field.
For example, sand sculptures festival and date fes-
tival will be held in Bafq, he added. On designation
of days of Global Registration of Yazd Week, he said
the first day is marked as ‘Day of Yazd Culture and
Art and Music Festival of Desert Dwellers’. The sec-
ond day is Day of Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh Ritu-
als and practicing paragliding. The third day, which
is concurrent with Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam
Ja’far Sadeq (PUBH) — sixth Imam of Shias — will
be held at Iranshahr Husseinieh in Yazd, accompa-
nied with Nakhl-Gardani ceremonies.
The fourth day is known as ‘Day of Coexistence of
Religions’, in which Jews and Zoroastrians will hold
programs alongside Muslims. The fifth day is ‘Day
of Art and Architecture’. The street carnival will be
held across the city on the sixth and seventh days,
he said, adding Yazdi characters and personalities,
festival for celebrating global registration of
Yazd historical city will be held concurrent
with the anniversary of this important event,
said director general of Yazd Cultural Heritage,
Handicrafts and Tourism Organization. Seyyed Mo-
stafa Fatemi told Iran Daily that street carnival will be
held on the sidelines of the event. UNESCO added
the historical texture of Yazd in central Iran to its list
of world heritage sites.
The site was inscribed on the world heritage list
during the 41st session of UNSCO’s World Herit-
age Committee in Krakow, Poland, on July 9, 2017.
Fatemi also said that a ceremony is to be held annu-
ally to commemorate the global registration of Yazd.
In addition, a summer festival will be held in Yazd,
he said. He explained that the programs will start in
provincial cities as of June 22 and run until Sept. 6.