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Martyrdom of Imam Ali

The Martyrdom of Imam Ali observes the death of the first Shia Imam and the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad. Struck down by an assassin’s poisoned sword while praying in the mosque at Kufa, Iraq, Imam Ali’s martyrdom is mourned on the 21st day of the Islamic month of Ramadan. Shi’ites commemorate this day with somber religious gatherings, recitations of poetry, and processions to honor Ali’s sacrifice and contributions to Islamic teachings.

Tip for Travellers:

  • Tourist destinations, including museums and historical sites, will be closed on these days.
  • Wear suitable attire during this event, avoiding shorts or revealing tops.

Event Date:

For the specific date of this event and a full rundown of Iran’s public holidays, visit this link.

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SURFIRAN is an Iranian tour operator and travel agency offering tour packages to those interested in Iran. It provides the tourists with services needed to travel to Iran, offers tours across the country, and assists the tourists in obtaining Iranian visas.

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