Iranians from all walks of life are planning to attend rallies in a few hours time to renew their allegiance to the ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Special ceremonies were held at home and abroad on January 31, the day that Ayatollah Khomeini returned to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on February 1, 1979 after a 15-year exile in Paris.
The day of Imam Khomeini’s return to Iran marks the beginning of the Ten Days of Dawn, which culminates with the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution on February 10.
The Iranian nation toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 34 years ago, ending 2,500 years of monarchic rule in the country.
The Islamic Revolution, under the guidance of Imam Khomeini, established a new political system based on Islamic values and democracy.