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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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Arbor Day*Monday March 4, 2019cards/flowers 
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Arbor DayTuesday March 5, 2019Culture 
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new year holiday (beginning)Thursday March 15, 2018School holidays 
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Oil Nationalization day*Tuesday March 20, 2018Secular holiday 
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Noruz*Wednesday March 21, 2018Zoroastrian 
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Daylight Saving TimeThursday March 21, 2019Special Events 
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Noruz*Thursday March 22, 2018Zoroastrian 
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Noruz*Friday March 23, 2018Zoroastrian 
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Noruz*Saturday March 24, 2018Zoroastrian 
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Birthday of Imam Ali*Saturday March 31, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Islamic Republic Day*Sunday April 1, 2018National Day 
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new year holiday (end)Sunday April 1, 2018School holidays 
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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)*Monday April 2, 2018Culture 
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Day of Nature*Monday April 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Ascension of MohammedSaturday April 14, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Birthday of Imam Mahdi*Wednesday May 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Death of Imam Khomeini*Monday June 4, 2018Secular holiday 
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Anniversary of Uprising Against the Shah*Tuesday June 5, 2018Secular holiday 
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Martyrdom of Imam Ali*Wednesday June 6, 2018Secular holiday 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday June 15, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday June 16, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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summer holiday (beginning)Wednesday June 20, 2018School holidays 
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Iran Food & Bev Tec**Sunday June 24, 2018Tradeshows 
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Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq*Monday July 9, 2018Secular holiday 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday August 22, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid al-Ghadeer*Thursday August 30, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday September 12, 2018cards/flowers 
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National Day of Poetry and Literature*Monday September 17, 2018Culture 
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Tasu’a*Wednesday September 19, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (end)Thursday September 20, 2018School holidays 
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Ashura*Thursday September 20, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Daylight Saving TimeSunday September 23, 2018Special Events 
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Arbor Day -
Monday March 4, 2019

cards/flowers : Tree-planting day


Arbor Day -
Tuesday March 5, 2019

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New year holiday (beginning) -
Thursday March 15, 2018

School holidays :


Oil Nationalization day -
Tuesday March 20, 2018

Secular holiday : In March, 1951, Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, a nationalist, received the vote required from the Iranian parliament to nationalize the British-owned oil corporation, Anglo Iran Oil Company, in a situation known as the Abadan Crisis. Despite British pressure, including an economic blockade which caused real hardship, the nationalization continued. In 1954 it was suspended by the Shah, who in 1973 re-nationalized oil. http://www.cbi.ir/about/holidays.asp


Noruz -
Wednesday March 21, 2018

Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.


Daylight Saving Time -
Thursday March 21, 2019

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Noruz -
Thursday March 22, 2018

Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.


Noruz -
Friday March 23, 2018

Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.


Noruz -
Saturday March 24, 2018

Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.


Birthday of Imam Ali -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Ali ibn Abi Talib (599 - 661) is an early Islamic leader. He is seen by Sunni Muslims as the last of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs. Shi'a Muslims consider him the First Imam appointed by the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the first rightful caliph. Ali was the cousin of Muhammad, and after marriage to Fatima Zahra, he also became Muhammad's son-in-law. Wikipedia


Islamic Republic Day -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Secular holiday : On April 1, 1979, after a landslide victory in a national referendum in which only one choice was offered (Islamic Republic: Yes or No), Ayatollah Khomeini declared an Islamic republic with a new Constitution reflecting his ideals of Islamic government. Ayatollah Khomeini became supreme spiritual leader (Valy-e-Faqih) of Iran.


April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

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.


New year holiday (end) -
Sunday April 1, 2018

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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz) -
Monday April 2, 2018

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/13bedar.htm


Day of Nature -
Monday April 2, 2018

Secular holiday : Sizdah-Bedar


National Day of Nuclear Technology -
Monday April 8, 2019

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Ascension of Mohammed -
Saturday April 14, 2018

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Birthday of Imam Mahdi -
Wednesday May 2, 2018

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


Omar Khayyam Day -
Friday May 17, 2019

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).


Death of Imam Khomeini -
Monday June 4, 2018

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 -
Tuesday June 5, 2018

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.


Martyrdom of Imam Ali -
Wednesday June 6, 2018

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


National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults -
Saturday June 8, 2019

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


National Flower Day -
Saturday June 15, 2019

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


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday June 16, 2018

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Summer holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday June 20, 2018

School holidays : Ecole Française de Téhéran


Iran Food & Bev Tec -
Sunday June 24, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - http://www.iran-foodbevtec.com in Tehran 2018 edition confirmed


Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq -
Monday July 9, 2018

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


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

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Eid al-Ghadeer -
Thursday August 30, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Anniversary commemorating Muhammad's last sermon at Ghadir Khumm, which occurred 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah of 10 AH in the Islamic calendar. It is an event celebrated by Shi'a Muslims, who regard it as the confirmation of Ali ibn Abi Talib's succession to Muhammad (Wikipedia)


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday September 12, 2018

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National Day of Poetry and Literature -
Monday September 17, 2018

Culture : Commemorates poet Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (1906-1988)


Tasu’a -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Secular holiday : Tasu'a is the day when army of Yazid besieged Hazret-e-Imam Hosein and His companions to fight against them. In remembrance of the great sacrifices of Hazret-e-Imam Hosein and his 72 friends, processions persist across Iran. Mourners attend religious ceremonies.


Summer holiday (end) -
Thursday September 20, 2018

School holidays : Ecole Française de Téhéran


Ashura -
Thursday September 20, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice.


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday September 23, 2018

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