Bank Holiday: Anniversary Of The Islamic Revolution

The anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is celebrated on 22 of the Persian Calendar month of Bahman, (February 11) every year. The 10-day period of the celebrations, called the Ten Days Dawn (Fajr), begins on February 1 and is one of the pinnacle holidays in the country.

The Iranian revolution on which the Islamic Republic was founded on, came about due to several years of protests against the former Pahlavi royal regime which fled Iran in 1979 from several opposing political groups.

Following the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on February 1 it began the advent of the revolution period where the Islamic Republic as we know it today was born.

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Every year on February 11, thousands March along the boulevards of many cities celebrating Iran’s Independence from the US and Soviet Union at the time, in remembrance of those who died for the struggle of independence.

In Tehran, people march onwards towards Azadi Square which has become the focal point of annual celebrations. If you are interested to see the marches or celebrations on the day that is an ideal location.

Also on February 11 evening firework displays are visible across the city; we recommend Milad Tower as they usually have special celebrations with many eateries and places for children to run around.

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