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Religion plays an important part of many parts of Iranian peoples lives. Islam, Christianity, Judaism are among the main religions practised in Iran.

Bank Holiday: Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq

July 9, 2018, is a bank holiday in Iran commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Sadeq (SA) who died in 765 due to a poisoning by Al-Mansur. Jaʿfar ibn Muḥammad al-Ṣādiq commonly known as Jaʿfar al-Sadiq or simply al-Sadeq (The Truthful), was…

Ramadan in Iran: What is Eid (Aid)

Eid e-Fitr and the day following are the two main days following the Islamic celebrations. Eid al-Fitr translates as the ‘festival of breaking the fast’ and happens immediately after Ramadan, with festivity, day-time feasts and family…