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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.).
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Death of Imam Khomeini*Friday June 3, 2016Secular holiday 
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Anniversary of Uprising Against the Shah*Saturday June 4, 2016Secular holiday 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Tuesday June 7, 2016Events, celebrations... 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Tuesday June 7, 2016Events, celebrations... 
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National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults**Wednesday June 8, 2016Events, celebrations... 
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summer holiday (beginning)Wednesday June 15, 2016School holidays 
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National Flower Day*Wednesday June 15, 2016Events, celebrations... 
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Martyrdom of Imam Ali*Monday June 27, 2016Secular holiday 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday July 6, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq*Saturday July 30, 2016Secular holiday 
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Death of Imam Khomeini -
Friday June 3, 2016

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 .


Anniversary of Uprising Against the Shah -
Saturday June 4, 2016

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.


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday June 7, 2016

Culture : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. NOT a public holiday


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday June 7, 2016

Culture : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, which precede the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Muslims can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow the water. Perfumes with alcohol are prohibited. Nail biting is allowed if the nails are clean. Fruits such as dates are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. The punishments are particularly heavy in Algeria, in Kuwait, in the United Arab Emirates, in Bahrain and in Saudi Arabia. NOT a public holiday


National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults -
Thursday June 8, 2017

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


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday June 15, 2016

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National Flower Day -
Thursday June 15, 2017

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 Ali -
Monday June 27, 2016

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 !


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday July 6, 2016

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Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq -
Saturday July 30, 2016

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.