Khordad National Uprising in Iran in 2021

Khordad National Uprising in Iran in 2021

  Dates of Khordad National Uprising in Iran
2022 Iran Sun, Jun 5 National Holiday
2021 Iran Sat, Jun 5 National Holiday
2020 Iran Thu, Jun 4 National Holiday
2019 Iran Wed, Jun 5 National Holiday
2018 Iran Tue, Jun 5 National Holiday
Marks the 1963 protests in Iran against the arrest of Ayatollah Khomeini after his denouncement of the Shah

When is Khordad National Uprising?

Khordad National Uprising is a national holiday in Iran that takes place on Khordad 15th, which is usually June 5th in western calendars.

Also known as the Revolt of Khordad 15, this day commemorates the public protests in 1963 that are seen as a pivotal point in Iran's transition to the Islamic Republic.

History of Khordad National Uprising

In 1963, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had been arrested after making critical statements against the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Israel and the United States.

The arrest sparked large crowds taking to the streets in protest. The protests were violently suppressed and a number of people were killed by the police and the military in different cities.  Khomeini was sent into exile in November 1964.

Fifteen years later, in 1979, Imam Khomeini returned from exile to overthrow the Shah of Iran and lead Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

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