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Iran educates school students on Islamic Revolution

Every year on the anniversary of the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran holds nationwide celebrations for 10 days, starting on the anniversary of the homecoming of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, after several years of exile, and ending on the anniversary of the victory of the revolution on February 11th.

Led by Imam Khomeini, the Islamic Revolution was driven by anti-imperialist sentiments, since former Iranian monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was heavily dependent on Western powers. People sought to establish a new political system that was based on people’s will and Islamic values; and that’s the Islamic Republic.

The 10-day period is called Fajr ten-day or the 10-day dawn. Schools are the hotspot of the celebrations. Every year, Iranian students take part in such programs to get acquainted with the days of the Revolution and the personality of Imam Khomeini.

During the 10-day dawn, students share their understating of the Islamic Revolution through painting and making wall newspapers.
Teachers believe the ideals of the Islamic Revolution have no expiry date and this is the main reason why the Islamic Republic has survived through different generations.

To Iranians, the 10-day dawn is reminiscent of their struggle for independence. Those voices have echoed through the decades and have been heard by different generations, who are taught at schools to preserve those ideals.

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