Source:Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Tehran)
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2009
A new initiative is afoot in the Iranian Majlis presidium to reduce the number of annual non-working public holidays in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In the past such calls for a review of the list of annual non-working public holidays in the Islamic Republic of Iran were based on religious considerations (2007-07-20), in an effort to purge the Islamic Republic of Iran from any trace of the historic Persian culture, or on arbitrary criteria (2005-08-18 and 2005-04-13).
However, the aforementioned current attempt uses a different tack whereby Mohammad-Reza Mir-Tajjedini argues that some annual public holidays in the Islamic Republic of Iran were actually meant to be mourning days rather than non-working days. He specifically cites the annual non-working public holidays of "15th Khordad National Uprising (1963)" as well as the "Oil Nationalization Day".
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