Iran starts celebrations of 44th anniversary of Fajr decade
Every year, the anniversary marks the date of the return of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, after several years in exile and the end of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979.
The 44th anniversary of the Fajr decade (Ten-Day Dawn) celebrations, which marks the victory of the Islamic Revolution, launched all over Iran.
Every year, the anniversary marks the date of the return of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, after several years in exile and the end of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979 with the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and it is celebrated from February 1 to 11.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, alongside Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi, visited Imam Khomeini's mausoleum on Tuesday and paid respect to the graves of other martyrs, which include martyrs who dedicated their lives to defending the national security of Iran.
Raeisi congratulated the Iranians in light of the anniversary and stressed that after 44 years, the legacy of Imam Khomeini withstood the attempts of the West to infiltrate Iran. “The Islamic Revolution is rooted in Imam Khomeini's sincerity and the truthfulness of this message, speech, and invitation,” he said.
The Islamic Revolution abolished the regime of the US-backed Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who relied on Western powers for support. As a result, 2,500 years of monarchic rule were destroyed and a new political system was born, one of Islamic values and democracy.
The celebrations symbolize a grave significance to both Iran and its allies. Last year, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez congratulated Raisi and said that Iran and Cuba are two friendly countries that share historical relations of friendship and cooperation.
During last year's celebrations, Raisi said that "the Islamic Revolution has its roots in people’s support because the grassroots are those who formed it and they continue nurturing its path", adding that the Islamic Revolution cannot accept corruption and oppression, and that the revolution has witnessed several phases and overcome different conspiracies by its enemies.