Happy National Persian Gulf Day!
The Persian Gulf – comes through the Strait of Hormoz and separates Iran from the Arabian peninsula – has been pretty controversial for decades. People aren’t always so cool with the name – Arabian Gulf/the Gulf.
But Persian Gulf is like a national holiday.
an Iranian national holiday…
On maps printed before 1960, the body of water between Iran and the Arabian peninsula, was labeled as the Persian Gulf:
Arab countries called it the Persian Gulf
The U.N. also recognizes that beautiful body of water as the Persian Gulf.
Do we really need to go on?
The point here is that…
the Persian Gulf really is a sight to be seen and appreciated.
Instead of dwelling on a name.
We prefer to stick with history.
But until everyone gets on board with normalcy, we’ll celebrate by staring at photos all day long.