Sacred Defence Week

The Sacred Defence Week (Persian: هفته دفاع مقدسHafte Defâ Moqaddas, also translated Holy Defence Week) is an Iranian annual commemoration of the 1980–1988 Iran–Iraq War (often called "the Sacred Defence" in Iran). It is marked by military parades.[1][2] It is set by the Iranian calendar and begins on Shahrivar 31. [3]


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  2. ^ Ridgeon, Lloyd V.J. (2008). Iranian Intellectuals: 1997-2007. Routledge. pp. 91–92. ISBN 9780415443289.
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