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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)
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Weekend: Thursday & Friday

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Day of Nature*Friday April 1, 2016Secular holiday 
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April Fools Day**Friday April 1, 2016cards/flowers 
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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)*Saturday April 2, 2016Events, celebrations... 
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new year holiday (end)Saturday April 2, 2016School holidays 
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National Day of Nuclear TechnologyFriday April 8, 2016Events, celebrations... 
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Birthday of Imam Ali*Thursday April 21, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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parliamentary election*Friday April 29, 2016Special Events 
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Ascension of MohammedThursday May 5, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Birthday of Imam Mahdi*Sunday May 22, 2016Secular holiday 
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Iran Food & Bev Tec**Monday May 30, 2016Tradeshows 
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Day of Nature -
Friday April 1, 2016

Secular holiday : Sizdah-Bedar

April Fools Day -
Saturday April 1, 2017

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) -
Saturday April 2, 2016

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.

New year holiday (end) -
Saturday April 2, 2016

School holidays (please double check) :

National Day of Nuclear Technology -
Saturday April 8, 2017

Culture :

Birthday of Imam Ali -
Thursday April 21, 2016

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.

Parliamentary election -
Friday April 29, 2016

Special Events : Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts

Ascension of Mohammed -
Thursday May 5, 2016

Muslim, Sufi :

Birthday of Imam Mahdi -
Sunday May 22, 2016

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.

Iran Food & Bev Tec -
Monday May 30, 2016

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