School holiday -
Sunday January 10, 2021
School holidays : Http://www.medu.ir
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
girls and boys are not educated together
Number of instructional days: 200
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Martyrdom of Fatima -
Sunday January 17, 2021
Secular holiday : Prophet Mohammad's daughter and one of the most inspiring figures for Shiite Muslims. Fatima died in the holy city of Medina in current Saudi Arabia. Shiites believe that she died while trying to protect her husband Imam Ali from his enemies. That's why they regard her as a martyr. The exact place of her burial still remains a mystery after more than 14 centuries.
Arba’in-e Hosseini -
Thursday October 8, 2020
Secular holiday : The name simply means 40 in Arabic, and celebrates the 40th and last day of the mourning period for Imam Hussein, killed on the flat plain outside Karbala in 680 CE. Since Ashura is the date of his martyrdom, Arbain is always observed 40 days after Ashura. http://www.cbi.ir/about/holidays.asp
Death of the Prophet & Martyrdom of Imam Hassan -
Friday October 16, 2020
Secular holiday :
Martyrdom of Imam Reza -
Saturday October 17, 2020
Muslim, Sufi : Imam Reza (766 - 818) 8th shia, Imam Reza ( 766-818) was poisoned caliph Al-Ma'mun. Buried in Mashhad.
Martyrdom of Hasan al-Askari -
Sunday October 25, 2020
Secular holiday : (c. 846 – 874) was the 11th Imam of Twelver Shia Islam, after his father Ali al-Hadi. He was also called Abu Muhammad and Ibn al-Ridha. Because Samarra, the city where he lived, was a garrison town, he is generally known as al-Askari (Askar is the word for military in Arabic). Al-Askari married Narjis Khatun and was kept under house arrest or in prison for most of his life, until, according to some Shia sources, he was poisoned at the age of 28 on the orders of the Abbasid caliph Al-Mu'tamid and was buried in Samarra. It was known that many Shia were looking forward to the succession of his son, Muhammad al-Mahdi, as they believed him to be the twelfth Imam, who was destined to remove injustice from the world. [Wikipedia]
Prophet’s Birthday and Imam Sadeq -
Tuesday November 3, 2020
Secular holiday : Sadegh Khalkhali (July 27, 1926 – November 26, 2003) was a Twelver Shi'a cleric of the Islamic Republic of Iran who is said to have brought to his job as Chief Justice of the revolutionary courts a relish for summary execution that earned him a reputation as Iran's hanging judge .
National day of resistance against global arrogance -
Wednesday November 4, 2020
Culture : On 4 November 1978 the Shah troops opened fire inside Tehran University, killing several student protestors
Yalda Night -
Sunday December 20, 2020
Culture : The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems of Divan-e-Hafez, which can be found in the bookcases of most Iranians families, are intermingled with peoples' life and are read or recited during various occasions like this festival and at Nowruz. [Wikipedia]