Ceremony Held in The Hague to Mourn Demise of Imam Khomeini
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian expatriates from all walks of life participated in a ceremony in The Hague, the Netherlands, to mark the 28th demise anniversary of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
During the ceremony held by the Iranian embassy in The Hague on Saturday night, the participants paid tribute to Imam Khomeini.
Foreign guests from several countries, including Turkey, Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan also attended the event.
The Iranian ambassador to the Netherlands and some other officials as well as cultural and academic figures also took part in the gathering.
Iranians at home are also holding a massive ceremony marking the 28th anniversary of the demise of Imam Khomeini (RA) on Sunday.
There will be special events at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (RA) in southern Tehran to pay tribute to “the architect of the Islamic Revolution.”
Visitors from across the country as well as high-ranking Iranian officials along with groups of foreign guests and ambassadors are taking part in the commemoration ceremony.
Every year, large crowds of Iranians travel to Tehran from different parts of the country on this day to pay tribute to Imam Khomeini at his shrine.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Moussavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, engineered Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which led to the overthrow of the US-backed Shah of Iran.
Born in 1902, he grew to become the iconic leader of the Iranian nation’s struggle in the 1970s against the centuries-old monarchical tyranny.
Imam Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 87.