Sacred Defence Week
Sacred Defence Week (Persian: هفته دفاع مقدس) is an Iranian annual commemoration of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war (often called the "Holy Defence Week" in Iran). It is marked by military parades. It is set by the Iranian calendar and begins on Shahrivar 31. 
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