RNA - A number of senior government officials and military commanders attended a special ceremony at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport on Tuesday morning in remembrance of the historical return of Imam Khomeini from exile back in 1979.
Late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini arrived in Tehran from Paris at 9:33 a.m. on February 1, 1979, and led a nationwide uprising that culminated in the victory of the Islamic Revolution ten days later.
Another event was also held at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, south of Tehran, to pay tribute to the late leader.
The school bells rang all over the country to remind the students of the time when Imam Khomeini entered Iran.
Imam Khomeini had lived many years in exile, in Iraq and France, before returning home and leading a historical revolution that overthrew Pahlavi regime on February 11, 1979.
The 10-day period from the return of Imam Khomeini until the revolution’s victory is celebrated annually in Iran, and is known as the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn).