Iran's islamic republic day

Islamic Republic of Iran marks 44th anniversary of foundation

Iran is commemorating the 44th anniversary of the adoption of the Islamic Republic as the country’s official governing system in a referendum that took place weeks after the victory of a popular revolution back in 1978.

The 12th day of the new Iranian year is a national holiday marking the anniversary of the selection of the Islamic Republic system in Iran, which was approved by the overwhelming majority of voters in a referendum back in 1979.

Forty four years ago, the Iranian people’s call for a political system based upon Islamic values gained momentum when more than 98 percent of the eligible voters in a two-day national referendum voted for the Islamic Republic establishment.

By Tasnim