National Persian Gulf Day is a very significant day for the Iranian people and it is celebrated annually on April 30th.
It has taken place every year since 2004, and is marked with various rituals all over Iran, especially in the coastal cities of the Persian Gulf. The Persian Gulf, in Western Asia, is an extension of the Indian Ocean located between Iran (Persia) and the Arabian Peninsula.
According to the book Documents on the Persian Gulf’s name : the eternal heritage of ancient time the term Persian Gulf and its equivalents have been used constantly since 400 BC, but in 1964 the Arab league ratified a change of the name the Arabian Gulf.
Apparently, this change was not accepted by some Arab countries. After the Iran-Iraq war, the decision was realized. The act » Read more