Iran will hold celebrations nationwide to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution with main events scheduled for Sunday, February 10. Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in celebrations in Tehran on Sunday, including a parade ending in Azadi Square. The day is being celebrated as a national holiday; significant business disruptions are also expected nationwide. Other festivities will be held in the coming days as well as on Monday, February 11. Large crowds and associated transportation disruptions and increased security measures are expected in Tehran and other cities.
Individuals in Iran are advised to monitor the situation, avoid any public demonstrations as a precaution, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments, and anticipate crowded conditions, transportation and business disruptions, and a heightened security presence.
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