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Iran (Islamic Republic of) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

Iran (Islamic Republic of) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Iran holds a world record as far as of non working days (132 yearly, week-ends incl.).
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Week-end: Thursday afternoon & Friday




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Day of Nature*Wednesday April 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)*Thursday April 2, 2020Culture 
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new year holiday (end)Sunday April 5, 2020School holidays 
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school holidays (end)*Sunday April 5, 2020School holidays 
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National Day of Nuclear TechnologyWednesday April 8, 2020Culture 
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Birthday of Imam Mahdi*Thursday April 9, 2020Secular holiday 
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Martyrdom of Imam Ali*Friday May 15, 2020Secular holiday 
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Omar Khayyam Day*Sunday May 17, 2020Culture 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Sunday May 24, 2020Muslim, Sufi 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Monday May 25, 2020Muslim, Sufi 
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Death of Imam Khomeini*Wednesday June 3, 2020Secular holiday 
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Anniversary of Uprising Against the Shah*Thursday June 4, 2020Secular holiday 
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National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults**Monday June 8, 2020Culture 
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Iran Food & Bev Tec**Monday June 15, 2020Tradeshows 
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National Flower Day*Monday June 15, 2020Culture 
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Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq*Wednesday June 17, 2020Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (beginning)Wednesday June 17, 2020School holidays 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday July 31, 2020Muslim, Sufi 
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Day of Nature -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

Secular holiday : Sizdah-Bedar


April Fools Day -
Thursday April 1, 2021

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz) -
Thursday April 2, 2020

Culture : The thirteenth day of the Persian New Year marks the end of the Noruz break. This tradition is called Sizdah Bedar (sizdah means thirteen) which in English translates to getting rid of thirteen . The concept of avoiding the number thirteen is mainly to symbolize the will and power to deal with all evil in the new year. http://www.farhangsara.com


New year holiday (end) -
Sunday April 5, 2020

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School holidays (end) -
Sunday April 5, 2020

School holidays : To curb the coronavirus spread


National Day of Nuclear Technology -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

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Birthday of Imam Mahdi -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Secular holiday : Muhammad al-Mahdī (born 868) is the twelfth and final Shi'a Imam. He is the person believed by Shi'as to be the Mahdi; a figure considered by both Sunnis and Shias to be the ultimate saviour of humankind. Shi'as believe that he was born in 868 and has been hidden by God to later emerge to fulfill his mission. They believe that in the future he will bring absolute peace and justice throughout the world by establishing Islam as the global religion. Wikipedia


Martyrdom of Imam Ali -
Friday May 15, 2020

Secular holiday : According to tradition, three Muslim zealots (purists later termed Kharijites) had agreed to assassinate Ali, Mu'awiyah and `Amr. The assassins sent against Mu'awiyah and `Amr failed; the only assassin who succeeded was the one who attacked Ali. Ali suffered a mortal head wound on the 19th of Ramadan while he was performing morning prayers in mosque in the city of Kufa. Some say that the sword that wounded him was poisoned. According to the Shia tradition, as he was being struck, Ali said By the Lord of the Ka'bah, I have succeeded ! Wikipedia


Omar Khayyam Day -
Sunday May 17, 2020

Culture : Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), a Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet, was renowned in his own country and in his own lifetime for his scientific achievements, but is chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation by the English writer Edward Fitzgerald of a collection of his Rubaiyat (“quatrains”) in “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (1859).


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Sunday May 24, 2020

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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Monday May 25, 2020

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Death of Imam Khomeini -
Wednesday June 3, 2020

Secular holiday : Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini (May 17, 1900? - June 3, 1989) was a Shi'a Muslim cleric, and the political and spiritual leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. Following the Revolution, Khomeini held the office of Supreme Leader, the paramount figure in the political system of the new Islamic Republic, and retained this position until his death. Khomeini was considered a spiritual leader to many Shi'a Muslims, and in Iran is officially addressed as Imam rather than Ayatollah. Khomeini was also a highly influential and innovative Islamic political theorist, most noted for his development of the theory of the guardianship of the jurisconsult . Wikipedia


Anniversary of Uprising Against the Shah -
Thursday June 4, 2020

Secular holiday : On the afternoon of June 3, 1963, Khomeini delivered a speech in which he warned the Shah that if he did not change his ways the day would come when the people would offer up thanks for his departure from the country. The immediate effect of the Imam's speech was his arrest two days later at 3 a.m. by a group of commandos, who hastily transferred him to the Qasr Prison in Tehran. As dawn broke on June 4, the news of his arrest spread first through Qom and then to other cities. Masses of angry demonstrators were confronted by tanks and ruthlessly slaughtered. It was not until six days later that order was fully restored. This uprising of Khordad 15, 1342 (the day in the Iranian calendar on which it began) marked a turning point in Iranian history. The events of the 15th of Khordadcan indeed be characterized as the prelude to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79.


National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults -
Monday June 8, 2020

Culture : Marks the death anniversary of the celebrated Iranian children author Mehdi Azar Yazdi from 2012 onwards


Iran Food & Bev Tec -
Monday June 15, 2020

Tradeshows : Www.iran-foodbevtec.com lasts 4 days - in Tehran 2020 edition confirmed


National Flower Day -
Monday June 15, 2020

Culture : On this day flowers are planted in green areas, the Martyry Section of the Behesht Zahra cemetery is showered with flowers


Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq -
Wednesday June 17, 2020

Secular holiday : Jafar Sadeq (April 20, 702 - December 4, 765), is considered the sixth Shi'a imam by Twelver Shi'a Muslims. He was a theologian and jurist. His rulings are the basis of the Jafari school of Shi'a jurisprudence; but he is well respected by Sunnis for his contributions to the Sunni scholarship as well. The dispute over who was to succeed him led to the split of the Ismailis from the mainstream Twelver Shi'a and the establishment of the Aga Khans' family line. He died on December 4, 765. Some say that he was poisoned, thus becoming a martyr, like the Shi'a imams before him. He is buried in Medina, in the famous Jannat al-Baqi cemetery. Wikipedia


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday June 17, 2020

School holidays : Ecole Française de Téhéran


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday July 31, 2020

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