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Ferdowsi Day – Persia Traveling Center

Ferdowsi Day

Ferdowsi tomb, Toos, Mashhad, ferdowsi day

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Ferdowsi was born in 329 in Pazh village of Toos in north-east of Iran during Samanid dynast. It is interesting to know that most of Samanid kings were in love with Farsi language. According to history of Iran, we can consider the earliest record of producing Shahname dates back to Abu- Mansouri Shahname who lived at the same period of Ferdowsi and many people are of the opinion that this was affected on Ferdowsi to make his poems but when it comes to biography of Ferdowsi we find out He was interested in making poems even he was young.

Shahname is his masterpiece work and also is one of the oldest Persian books which is based on poetry of Abu-Mansouri on 370 AH (lunar calendar) and it was finished on 384 AH. The local story for preparing such a book is that Ferdowsi was offered by Sultan Mahmoud Qaznavi a huge award to preserve farsi language and this is why he did his best but when it came to payment, he didn’t get paid well and this is why he stroked and passed away.

Afterward ruler of Toos didn’t allow to bury him in Toos as he was a Shiite and his followers buried him down in his garden where it is today now. This mausoleum was re-designed in 20th century by order of Reza Shah and it took almost 20 years. Yearly people gather at his tomb on May 15th and will recite his poems together in order to remind such a great literature man of Farsi as he is known as Father of Farsi language.

Hereby we invite everyone across the globe to recite his poems in order to remind such an intellectual giant of  Perian language. You can simply record your reciting and send it to us through our email services or social media.


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