Cyrus the Great Day

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Cyrus the Great Day or Cyrus Day, October 29 (7th of Aban) is the day some Iranians believe it is anniversary of entrance of Cyrus to Babylon. They try to designated as the international day of Cyrus The Great[1] King of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world, also known as the Cyrus Cylinder.[2]

But there is no evidence that may prove such a saying; The international day Of Cyrus The Great is not mentioned in any international calendars. Actually this day (Oct 29th) first time was announced as the Cyrus The Great day by an Iranian journalist named Anoushirvan Keyhani Zadeh (in Persian: انوشیروان کیهانی زاده) by the early 2000s.[3]

The day is celebrated, especially by Iranian communities, in different countries such as Iran (Persia), the United States and the United Kingdom. For example, it was celebrated in the city of Cambridge in 2009 and in 2010.[4]


  1. ^ "منشور کورش بزرگ". Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  2. ^ Posted at 2:46 PM (2011-07-28). "Archived Blog: Happy Cyrus Day". Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Calendar for year 2012". Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Cyrus Day". Retrieved 2013-04-19. 

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