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.

2016

February
11
Victory of Islamic Revolution
Start date:
11 February 2016
March
19
Nationalisation of Oil Industry Day
Start date:
19 March 2016
March
21
Nowruz (Persian New Year)
Start date:
21 March 2016
April
21
Imam Ali's Birthday
Start date:
21 April 2016
May
05
Shab-e-Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
22
Imam Mahdi's Birthday
Start date:
22 May 2016
June
27
Martyrdom of Imam Ali
Start date:
27 June 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
Islamic New Year
Start date:
3 October 2016
October
12
Ashura
Start date:
12 October 2016
December
02
Arbaeen
Start date:
2 December 2016
December
12
Martyrdom of Imam Reza
Start date:
12 December 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

2017

December
03
Demise of Prophet Mohammad
Start date:
3 December 2017
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