(Persia Digest) – According to an Iranian MP, Iran’s Interior Ministry is considering to name a day after Cyrus the Great.

In an interview with ISNA, reformist MP Bahram Parsaei pointed out that follow-ups were being made to name this day, adding: “The cabinet has made the proposal to the Interior Ministry.”

He added: “The Interior and Guidance ministries are expected to arrange specialist meetings which will also be attended by myself for a final decision.”


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Parsaei reminded: “Naming a day after Cyrus the Great is a unique opportunity for tourism promotion and national unity and pride.”

Persia Digest (PD) reported that October 29 has unofficially been named Cyrus the Great Day and celebrated by the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from old times. The naming goes back to when the Babylonian Empire fell to the Persian army (October 539 BCE), putting an end to oppression in the ancient world.

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