The Independence Day of Iran is celebrated on 1, April every year to commemorate the day the country became a theocratic Islamic Republic state in the year 1979. Following the triumph of the Islamic Revolution of 1979, led by the Ayatollah Khomeini, the country was officially renamed the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran is a Middle East country which is situated in southwestern Asia and was referred to as Persia until 1935 by the West. Interestingly all through the long history of Iran, the country managed to remain independent, unlike several other Middle East countries. The Independence Day of Iran is declared a public holiday in the country.
As an occasion of national significance, Independence Day of Iran is celebrated with great delight and national pride.
Independence Day festivities include parades, firework displays, picnics and a whole host of other fun activities enjoyed by every citizen of Iran. The national holiday is marked by hoisting of the National flag, along with the recital of the National Anthem.
The Independence Day of Iran is an occasion of national significance whereby the feeling of patriotism is kindled within every citizen of the country. Iran is known to have a long history and the struggle towards the attainment of freedom was a lengthy and difficult one. Nevertheless, today it is a free nation and this year Iran celebrated its 29th Independence Day anniversary.