About Today – Friday 15 May

May 15, 2020

Iran / Iraq: Martyrdom of Imam Ali: Large rallies possible in Iran and Shiite majority areas of Iraq

Islam: Ramadan

Israel: Anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel; commemorated as Naqba (the Catastrophe) Day by Palestinians. (Possibility for violence and overall increase in tensions, especially in the Palestinian territories.)

Paraguay: Independence Day (Public holiday)

Spain: San Isidro Feast Day (officially kicks off Fiesta de San Isidro, the most important festival in Madrid)

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