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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.).
Internet domain: .ir - Telephone code: +98 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3:30 (DST: no)
Currency: Rial (IRR) ... Convert here!
Week-end: Thursday afternoon & Friday




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Islamic Republic Day*Monday April 1, 2019National Day 
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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)*Tuesday April 2, 2019Culture 
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Day of Nature*Tuesday April 2, 2019Secular holiday 
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Ascension of MohammedWednesday April 3, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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new year holiday (end)Sunday April 7, 2019School holidays 
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Birthday of Imam Mahdi*Sunday April 21, 2019Secular holiday 
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Islamic Republic Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

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 -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

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) -
Tuesday April 2, 2019

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


Day of Nature -
Tuesday April 2, 2019

Secular holiday : Sizdah-Bedar


Ascension of Mohammed -
Wednesday April 3, 2019

Muslim, Sufi :


New year holiday (end) -
Sunday April 7, 2019

School holidays :


National Day of Nuclear Technology -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

Culture :


Birthday of Imam Mahdi -
Sunday April 21, 2019

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