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Islamic Republic Day 2019

Iran Public Holiday in Iran

Islamic Republic Day is a public holiday in Iran observed on the twelfth day of the first Persian month of Farvardin. It celebrates the anniversary of the 1979 establishment of the Islamic Republic.

When is Islamic Republic Day?

How long until Islamic Republic Day?
This holiday next takes place in 285 Days.
Dates of Islamic Republic Day
Year Weekday Date
2019 Monday
2018 Sunday
Duration
1 Day
Summary
Marks the anniversary of the 1979 establishment of the Islamic Republic

Islamic Republic Day is a public holiday in Iran observed on the twelfth day of the first Persian month of Farvardin. This usually means it is celebrated on 1 April in the western calendar.

It celebrates the anniversary of the 1979 establishment of the Islamic Republic.

History of Islamic Republic Day

In February 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 15 years in exile and led the campaign to overthrow the Shah of Iran.

Two months later, the new government held a referendum on establishing an Islamic Republic based on a new constitution replacing the Persian monarchy that had ruled for 2,500 years.

On 12 Farvadin, the results of the referendum were  announced with 98.2 percent of the Iranian people voting in favour of an Islamic Republic

The month of Farvardin is determined by the vernal equinox. If the equinox falls on March 21, Farvardin 12 is on April 1.

This public holiday is followed by another public holiday on Farvardin 13. Sidzeh Bedar (also known as Nature Day) marks the culmination of the festivities for Nowruz, Persian New Year.


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