What is Islamic Republic Day and its significance

Farvardin 12, 1358, according to the Persian calendar, is known the Islamic Republic Day, when, 38 years ago, an Islamic republic was officially declared in the country based on the results of a referendum.

Over 98 percent of Iranians voted “yes” to an Islamic republic in the referendum in 1979.  Following  the voting results were in, the country broke into a state of jubilation, and Imam Khomeini, declared the Republic’s inception.

Iranians overwhelmingly voted for the establishment of that political system in the historic referendum. .

The day is seen as the most important day to follow the victory of the country’s Islamic Revolution three months earlier.

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