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Iranian Islamic Republic Day

Islamic Republic Day, Iran

Iranian Islamic Republic Day is the 12th day of Farvardin, known as Ruz-e-Jomhuri-ye-Islami. This day is a national and public holiday in Iran. This is the day of the announcement of the results of the referendum in the Islamic Republic of Iran in March 1979. The results were announced: 98.2% voted for the creation of an Islamic republic within the state.

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In the Iranian solar Hijri calendar, this day is marked as the anniversary of the founding of the Islamic Republic in 1979. Two months after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the new government held a referendum in the Islamic Republic of Iran on 10 and 11 Farvadin (March 30 and 31), proposing to transform the Pahlavi dynasty into an Islamic republic. On 12 Farvadin, the results of the referendum were announced, reportedly 98.2 percent of Iranians voted for the Islamic Republic.

Before the referendum, some political groups proposed various names consonant with the ideology of the revolution, such as the Republic or the Democratic Republic. But Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, called on the people to vote for the Islamic Republic, not a word more and not a word less.

Iran National and Public Holidays