Iran to mark hijab and modesty week

July 11, 2017

TEHRAN – People in different areas of Iran are to mark the national day of hijab and modesty on July 12.

This year, the hijab and dignity week (July 8-14) follows the slogan of “prudency, modesty, hijab, inner voice and social improvement,” IRNA quoted Minoo Aslani, head of Women’s Basij Organization as saying.
The hijab day’s ceremonies will be also held in different countries, Aslani said, adding that different photography competitions pivoting on hijab and modesty will be held all around the country.
Different Islamic dress code exhibitions will be held during the hijab week, she said, adding that the Islamic dress code is an important issue and it has been greatly emphasized in Islam.
Consultation sessions on religious subjects are among the programs scheduled for the event, she added.
July 12th marks the day when some people were martyred while protesting Reza Shah Pahlavi who forced women to remove their hijab in Goharshad Aqa Mosque in Mashhad. The incident happened on July 12, 1935.
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