Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Iranian national holiday

10-Day Dawn
As we approach the U.S. national holiday on 4 July, here's some consideration of other countries' national holidays.

Iran recognizes 1 February as the beginning of 10 days of celebrations all across the country known as "10-Day Dawn", which culminate on 11 February, in ceremonies marking the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. (However, in 2010, 11 February was a day of clashes between government forces and protestors in Tehran.)

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