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Iran (Islamic Republic of) - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Iran (Islamic Republic of)



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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Revolution Day*Thursday February 11, 2021Secular holiday 
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parliamentary electionSunday February 21, 2021Special Events 
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Arbor Day*Thursday March 4, 2021cards/flowers 
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Arbor DayFriday March 5, 2021Events, celebrations... 
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Birthday of Imam Ali*Monday March 8, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
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Oil Nationalization day*Friday March 19, 2021Secular holiday 
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new year holiday (beginning)Friday March 19, 2021School holidays 
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Noruz*Sunday March 21, 2021Zoroastrian 
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Daylight Saving TimeSunday March 21, 2021Special Events 
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Noruz*Monday March 22, 2021Zoroastrian 
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Ascension of MohammedMonday March 22, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
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Noruz*Tuesday March 23, 2021Zoroastrian 
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Islamic Republic Day*Wednesday March 31, 2021National Day 
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Day of Nature*Thursday April 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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April Fools Day**Thursday April 1, 2021cards/flowers 
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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)*Friday April 2, 2021Events, celebrations... 
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new year holiday (end)Monday April 5, 2021School holidays 
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National Day of Nuclear TechnologyThursday April 8, 2021Events, celebrations... 
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Birthday of Imam Mahdi*Friday April 9, 2021Secular holiday 
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Martyrdom of Imam Ali*Saturday May 15, 2021Secular holiday 
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Omar Khayyam Day*Monday May 17, 2021Events, celebrations... 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Monday May 24, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday May 25, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
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Revolution Day -
Tuesday February 11, 2020

Secular holiday : Celebrates the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 www.cbi.ir


Parliamentary election -
Friday February 21, 2020

Special Events :


Arbor Day -
Wednesday March 4, 2020

cards/flowers : Tree-planting day


Arbor Day -
Thursday March 5, 2020

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Birthday of Imam Ali -
Sunday March 8, 2020

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


Oil Nationalization day -
Thursday March 19, 2020

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


New year holiday (beginning) -
Thursday March 19, 2020

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Noruz -
Saturday March 21, 2020

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 -
Saturday March 21, 2020

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Noruz -
Sunday March 22, 2020

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.


Ascension of Mohammed -
Sunday March 22, 2020

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Noruz -
Monday March 23, 2020

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.


Islamic Republic Day -
Tuesday March 31, 2020

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.


Day of Nature -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

Secular holiday : Sizdah-Bedar


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) -
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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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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