• Login/Register
  • Section: Event /Sunday 12th October 2014

    Alphabetic Index : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Search β):

    * National Persian Gulf Day *

    روز ملی خلیج فارس


    Iranian_Flag_Hand_Love_Heart.jpg
    (Wikipedia) - National Persian Gulf Day
    This article has an unclear citation style. The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of citation, footnoting, or external linking. (February 2012)
    This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia''s quality standards. You can help. The discussion page may contain suggestions. (April 2012)
    This article may primarily relate to a different subject, or to only one aspect rather than the subject as a whole. For more details see WP:COATRACK and WP:POVFORK. (May 2012)

    National Persian Gulf Day is a very important 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 ceremonies 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 continuously 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 realised. The act angered Iran/Iranians, especially when the Arabs tried to use the name Arabian Gulf in the English mass media. While historical documents show that the waterway has always been referred to as the ''Persian Gulf,'' certain Arab states have mounted efforts to remove ''Persian'' from the name of the waterway. After many gatherings and seminars by the NGOs and the geographers of Iran asking the government to preserve the heritage name of the Persian gulf, finally The Islamic Republic of Iran, in 2004 officially designated April 30 as the "National Persian Gulf Day", since the date coincides with the anniversary of Shah Abbas,'' a successful military campaign against the Portuguese navy in the Persian Gulf, driving the Portuguese colonial forces out of the Strait of Hormuz in the Capture of Ormuz (1622). The decision was taken by the High Council of Cultural Revolution, presided over by former President Seyed Mohammad Khatami, the council mentioned the campaign launched recently by certain Arab states to rename Persian Gulf as the drive behind the decision. In 1514 the Portuguese captured Hormuz and built a fort. For more than a century the island remained Portuguese, but they were routed and forced to withdraw after 100 years by the Iranian forces. The Portuguese then lost all their colonial lands in east Africa and were forced back to Mozambique. .

    Post Company of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has issued a series of stamps commemorating the “the national day of Persian Gulf”.

    Names, routes and locations of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.

    Contents
    Related History Articles:

    Add definition or comments on National Persian Gulf Day

    Your Name / Alias:
    E-mail:
    Definition / Comments
    neutral points of view
    Source / SEO Backlink:
    Anti-Spam Check
    Enter text above
    Upon approval, your definition will be listed under: National Persian Gulf Day





    Happy Summer Sale

    Home About us / Contact    Products    Services    Iranian History Today    Top Iran Links    Iranian B2B Web Directory    Historical Glossary
    Copyright @ 2004-2016 fouman.com All Rights Iranian