Iran Celebrates National Persian Gulf Day

Iran Celebrates National Persian Gulf Day ... 01/05/2015 Culture

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May 01, 2015 - 14:45
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian people held nationwide celebrations to mark the National Persian Gulf Day, the anniversary of the victory over Portuguese troops during a war in Persian Gulf in 1622.

On Thursday, different seminars, conferences, and celebrations were held throughout Iranian cities attended by senior military and governmental officials to commemorate the day.

National Persian Gulf Day is a very important day for the Iranian people and it is celebrated annually on April 30.

It has taken place every year since 2004, and is marked with various ceremonies all over Iran, especially in the coastal cities of the Persian Gulf.

April 30, which marks the anniversary of the expulsion of Portuguese military forces from the Strait of Hormuz in 1622, has been designated as the National Persian Gulf Day to highlight its historical identity.

The name of the body of water separating the Iranian plateau from the Arabian Peninsula, is historically and internationally known as the Persian Gulf named after the land of Persia or Iran. For years some Arab States have disputed historical and legal evidence of the name of the Persian Gulf.

More than 20% of world’s oil and 35% of oil traded by sea passes through the Strait of Hormuz, making the Persian Gulf region one of the most highly important strategic places in the world for international trade. In addition the three Persian Gulf Islands of the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Mussa are also located here and are part of Iran’s sovereignty.

For thousands of years world maps from ancient times dating as far as 500 B.C to the present have all been referring to this body of water as the Persian Gulf.


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