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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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Week-end: Thursday afternoon & Friday




Name Date Kind
Day of Nature*Friday April 1, 2022Secular holiday 
April Fools Day**Friday April 1, 2022cards/flowers 
Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)*Saturday April 2, 2022Events, celebrations... 
Islamic Republic Day*Saturday April 2, 2022National Day 
new year holiday (end)Monday April 4, 2022School holidays 
National Day of Nuclear TechnologyFriday April 8, 2022Events, celebrations... 
Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday April 13, 2022cards/flowers 
Martyrdom of Imam Ali*Wednesday May 4, 2022Secular holiday 
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday May 13, 2022Muslim, Sufi 
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday May 14, 2022Muslim, Sufi 
Omar Khayyam Day*Tuesday May 17, 2022Events, celebrations... 
Death of Imam Khomeini*Saturday June 4, 2022Secular holiday 
Anniversary of Uprising Against the Shah*Sunday June 5, 2022Secular holiday 
Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq*Monday June 6, 2022Secular holiday 
National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults**Wednesday June 8, 2022Events, celebrations... 
National Flower Day*Wednesday June 15, 2022Events, celebrations... 
summer holiday (beginning)Thursday June 16, 2022School holidays 
presidential electionSaturday June 18, 2022Special Events 
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday July 21, 2022Muslim, Sufi 
Eid al-Ghadeer*Friday July 29, 2022Muslim, Sufi 

Day of Nature -
Thursday April 1, 2021

Secular holiday : Sizdah-Bedar


April Fools Day -
Friday April 1, 2022

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) -
Friday April 2, 2021

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


Islamic Republic Day -
Friday April 2, 2021

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.


New year holiday (end) -
Sunday April 4, 2021

School holidays :


National Day of Nuclear Technology -
Friday April 8, 2022

Culture :


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday April 13, 2021

cards/flowers :


Martyrdom of Imam Ali -
Tuesday May 4, 2021

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


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday May 13, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday May 14, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


Omar Khayyam Day -
Monday May 17, 2021

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 -
Friday June 4, 2021

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 -
Saturday June 5, 2021

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 Sadeq -
Sunday June 6, 2021

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


National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults -
Tuesday June 8, 2021

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


National Flower Day -
Tuesday June 15, 2021

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


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday June 16, 2021

School holidays : Ecole Française de Téhéran


Presidential election -
Friday June 18, 2021

Special Events :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday July 21, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


Eid al-Ghadeer -
Thursday July 29, 2021

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)