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Martyrdom of Imam Reza

The Martyrdom of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, is observed with somber ceremonies and pilgrimage to his shrine in Mashhad, Iran. Considered by Shias as a symbol of knowledge and tolerance, his death is traditionally attributed to poisoning by the Abbasid Caliph Al-Ma’mun. On this day, participants engage in poetry recitation and storytelling that eulogize Imam Reza’s virtues.

Tips for Travellers:

  • On this day, the city of Mashhad will be crowded.
  • Wear suitable attire, avoiding shorts or revealing tops. Black clothing is customary, signifying mourning, so visitors should dress in a conservative manner to display solidarity and respect.

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 Editorial Team

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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