Public Holidays





Public Holidays

The origin of public holidays in Iran is either Islamic events, national events, or people's beliefs in ancient Persia. Since the Iran's calendar is Solar, the dates of Islamic public holidays are variable.

Gregorian Date (2017)Solar Date (1395-1396)Lunar Date (1438-1439)EventRemarks
February 10Bahman 22Jumada al-awwal 12The 1979 RevolutionOfficially the Islamic Revolution
March 02Esfand 12Jumada al-Thani 03Martyrdom of Fatima
March 19Esfand 29Jumada al-Thani 20Nationalization of Oil Industry
March 21-24Farvardin 01-04Jumada al-Thani 22-25NowruzThe Persian New Year
April 01Farvardin 12Rajab 03Islamic Republic Day
April 02Farvardin 13Rajab 04Sizdah BedarCommonly pronounced and spelled Sizdah Bedar
April 11Farvardin 22Rajab 13Birth of Imam Ali
April 25Ordibehesht 05Rajab 27Mission of Prophet Muhammad
May 12Ordibehesht 22Sha'ban 15Birth of Imam Mahdi
June 04Khordad 14Ramadhan 09Death of Ayatollah Khomeini
June 05Khordad 15Ramadhan 10Revolt of Khordad 15
June 16Khordad 26Ramadhan 21Martyrdom of Imam Ali
June 26-27Tir 05-06Shawwal 01-02Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadhan)
July 20Tir 29Shawwal 25Martyrdom of Imam Jafar
September 01Shahrivar 10Dhu al-Hijjah 10Eid al-Adha (Ghurban)
September 09Shahrivar 18Dhu al-Hijjah 18Eid al-Ghadeer
September 30Mehr 08Muharram 09Tasu'aThe day before martyrdom of Imam Hussain
October 01Mehr 09Muharram 10AshuraMartyrdom of Imam Hussain
November 09Aban 18Safar 20Arba'eenForty days after martyrdom of Imam Hussain
November 17Aban 26Safar 28Demise of Prophet Muhammad and Imam Hassan Mujtaba
November 18 or 19Aban 27 or 28Safar 29 or 30Martyrdom of Imam Reza
December 06Azar 15Rabi' al-awwal 17Birth of Prophet Muhammad and Imam Jafar

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