One of the activities of the Hafez Studies Center has been the annual international conference on Hafez Day. After the establishment of Hafez Studies and the naming of Mehr 20/ October 12 as Hafez Day on Iranian official calendar, the first conference was convened in 1376/1997. Since then every year on the 2oth of Mehr / October 12, Hafez Day is celebrated in Shiraz as well as in many other cities in Iran and abroad. Alongside public programs such as the opening ceremony, music, poetry reading, theater and exhibitions, the academic seminar has a special place. Researchers of Hafez from around the world are invited to come to Shiraz to give lectures.