London (IP) - The ceremony to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran was held in London on Thursday evening with the presence of ambassadors, senior diplomats from more than 50 countries, journalists, intellectuals, and academics.

Iran PressEurope: On 1 February 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran after a period of exile in France imposed by the Shah of Iran, Muhammad Reza Pahlavi. Several million people went to Mehrabad International Airport to welcome Imam Khomeini.

The event marks the Fajr decade which is a ten-day celebration of the return of the Late Founder of the Islamic Revolution to Iran in 1979.

The annual celebration is held between 1 and 11 February. Its beginning coincides with the date of Imam Khomeini's arrival in  Iran. 

Every year on the eve of the 22 Bahman (Iranian calendar) the embassies of the Islamic Republic of Iran celebrate the victory of the Islamic Revolution by holding ceremonies and hosting guests. 219

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