IBNA- Hafez Day was celebrated online from his tomb far on Saturday evening observing the restrictions on conventions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several officials made speeches in the ceremony with a focus on love and peace, the theme of Hafez poetry, ISNA reported.
Shamsuddin Mohammad Hafez-e Shirazi, who is better known by his pen name “Hafez” was a Persian poet who lauded the joys of love but also criticized hypocrisy. He was born in 1315 AD and passed away in 1390 AD in Shiraz.
He was a huge influence on German Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832). Goethe came across a translation of Hafez when he was about 65 years old, which changed his life. Goethe could establish an image of the mystic terms and language of Hafez. His understating of Hafez made him compose Western poetry with Eastern content in West-Eastern Divan.