The national Women’s Day is being celebrated by Iranians across the country to commemorate the birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA), the beloved daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
People in Iran celebrate Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra’s birthday anniversary every year on the 20th day of the lunar Islamic month of Jamadi al-Thani, which is also designated as Mother’s Day in the country.
Many Iranians take the occasion of this holiday to thank and honor their mothers, grandmothers, wives and sisters and to spend more time with them. They pay tribute to them by giving them gifts.
Hazrat Fatemeh was the wife of Imam Ali (AS), the first Shiite Imam, and is referred to as a role model for all Muslim women as she was the personification of high virtues and purity.