With the approval of the Shiraz City Council and the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, May 5 was named Shiraz National Day. On this occasion, every year, special programs are held by the city’s Municipality The reason for this naming is the unique beauty of the land of the world’s most perfect red wine in May (the second month of the Persian solar calendar; Ordi-Behesht, the second month of spring).
This city was the capital of Iran during the Saffarid, Buyid, and Zand dynasty.
Shiraz has long been a natural place for local exchanges of goods between farmers, successors and nomads due to its relative centrality in the South Zagros region and its location in a relatively fertile area. The city is also located on the trade routes inside Iran to southern ports such as Bandar Abbas and Bandar Bushehr.
This ancient and yet modern always attracts many tourists due to its many historical, cultural, religious and natural attractions. Most of the people of Shiraz speak with a sweet accent. The 3 time capital of Iran is the fifth most populous city in Iran, the cultural capital of Iran, the second literary city in the world, and the third religious city in Iran.
Every year, spring brings a special passion to Shiraz. These days, the gardens are full of flowers to keep the city fresh. Nightingales play life for anyone to listen to.
May is the month of spring flowers and in most places and spaces of the city are perfumed with the scent of sour orange blooms. Buds bloom and flowers appear across the streets and urban green space, like paradise.
The freshness of nature in May when you enter the city is praiseworthy and part of the tourist attractions. It’s a city of history and culture, a city of art and literature, and a spectacular city of unique buildings and works from honourable eras that have been remembered by our ancestors. All these features have made it known as Shiraz National Day in early May.