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Imam Khomeini Demise 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Anniversary of Khomeini's Death a public holidays in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

It is observed on the 14th day of Khordad month of the Iranian calendar, that corresponds to June 4 of the Gregorian calendar.

Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini was the Iranian religious and revolutionary leader.

He received a religious title of Ayatollah (a high-ranking title given to the experts in Islamic studies) in the 1950s.

Khomeini led the clerical strike, that forced the government of Iran to abandon the draft law on regional and local communities in 1962.

He was forced to exile in 1964.

Khomeini returned to Iran on January 31, 1979 after the Shah and his family had fled the country.

A referendum on creation of the Islamic Republic of Iran was held on May 31 of the same year.

The majority supported the referendum and Khomeini became the first Supreme Leader of Iran.

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