Iranians celebrate the National Mount Damavand Day on July 4 to attract the public’s attention to the importance of mountains in the country’s history and nature.

Iran Press/Iran news: The day is often celebrated by Zoroastrians in Iran on the closest Friday to the Tirgan Festival - the 13th day of the fourth Iranian calendar month of Tir, falling on July 4.

Discussing Iran’s mountains problems, finding solutions for those problems, live music, and traditional dances, and some other entertaining programs are carried out on this happy occasion.

The festival is coordinated by the Mount Damavand lovers NGOs, the Iranian climbers club, and other organizations.

Mount Damavand, a potentially active volcano 5600-m high, is a stratovolcano which is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia, which is a significant mountain in Persian mythology and folklore; it is the symbol of Iranian resistance against despotism and foreign rule in Persian poetry and literature.

It is in the middle of the Alborz range, near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Amol County, Mazandaran province, 66 kilometers (41 miles) northeast of the city of Tehran.

Mount Damavand is the 12th most prominent peak globally and the second most prominent in Asia after Mount Everest. It is part of the Volcanic Seven Summits mountaineering challenge.


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