Iran Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2015

January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

February
11
Victory of Islamic Revolution
Start date:
11 February 2015
March
20
Nationalisation of Oil Industry Day
Start date:
20 March 2015
March
21
Nowruz (Persian New Year)
Start date:
21 March 2015
May
02
Imam Ali's Birthday
Start date:
2 May 2015
May
16
Shab-e-Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
16 May 2015
June
03
Imam Mahdi's Birthday
Start date:
3 June 2015
July
08
Martyrdom of Imam Ali
Start date:
8 July 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
11
Martyrdom of Imam Sadegh
Start date:
11 August 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
02
Eid al-Ghadeer
Start date:
2 October 2015

Observed only by Shi'a.

October
13
Islamic New Year
Start date:
13 October 2015
October
23
Ashura
Start date:
23 October 2015
October
23
Tasua
Start date:
23 October 2015
December
03
Arbaeen
Start date:
3 December 2015
December
03
Demise of Prophet Mohammad
Start date:
3 December 2015
December
12
Martyrdom of Imam Reza
Start date:
12 December 2015
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