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Iran (Islamic Republic of) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Rial (IRR)
  • Iran holds a world record as far as of non working days (132 yearly, week-ends incl.).
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  • Week-end: Thursday afternoon & Friday
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    Thursday february 8, 2024Ascension of MohammedMuslim, Sufi
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    Sunday february 11, 2024Revolution DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday february 25, 2024Birthday of Imam MahdiSecular holiday
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    Friday march 1, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Monday march 4, 2024Arbor Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday march 5, 2024Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday march 11, 2024Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Tuesday march 19, 2024Oil Nationalization daySecular holiday
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    Wednesday march 20, 2024NoruzZoroastrian
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    Thursday march 21, 2024New year holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday march 21, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday march 23, 2024NoruzZoroastrian
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    Sunday march 31, 2024Islamic Republic DayNational Day
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    Monday april 1, 2024April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Monday april 1, 2024Martyrdom of Imam AliSecular holiday
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    Tuesday april 2, 2024Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday april 8, 2024National Day of Nuclear TechnologyEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday april 11, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday april 14, 2024New year holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Martyrdom of Imam SadeqSecular holiday
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    Friday may 17, 2024Omar Khayyam DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday june 3, 2024Death of Imam KhomeiniSecular holiday
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    Tuesday june 4, 2024Anniversary of Uprising Against the ShahSecular holiday
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    Saturday june 8, 2024National Day of Literature for Children and Young AdultsEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday june 15, 2024National Flower DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Iran Food & Bev TecTradeshows
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday june 25, 2024Eid al-GhadeerMuslim, Sufi
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    Monday july 8, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday august 25, 2024Arba’in-e HosseiniSecular holiday
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    Ascension of Mohammed

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    Thursday february 8, 2024
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    Revolution Day

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    Sunday february 11, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 www.cbi.ir

    Birthday of Imam Mahdi

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    Sunday february 25, 2024
    Secular holiday : Muhammad al-Mahdī (born 868) is the twelfth and final Shi'a Imam. He is the person believed by Shi'as to be the Mahdi; a figure considered by both Sunnis and Shias to be the ultimate saviour of humankind. Shi'as believe that he was born in 868 and has been hidden by God to later emerge to fulfill his mission. They believe that in the future he will bring absolute peace and justice throughout the world by establishing Islam as the global religion. Wikipedia

    Parliamentary election

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    Friday march 1, 2024
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    Arbor Day

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    Monday march 4, 2024
    cards/flowers : Tree-planting day

    Arbor Day

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    Tuesday march 5, 2024
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    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday march 11, 2024
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    Oil Nationalization day

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    Tuesday march 19, 2024
    Secular holiday : In March, 1951, Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, a nationalist, received the vote required from the Iranian parliament to nationalize the British-owned oil corporation, Anglo Iran Oil Company, in a situation known as the Abadan Crisis. Despite British pressure, including an economic blockade which caused real hardship, the nationalization continued. In 1954 it was suspended by the Shah, who in 1973 re-nationalized oil. http://www.cbi.ir

    Noruz

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    Wednesday march 20, 2024
    Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.

    New year holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday march 21, 2024
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    Daylight Saving Time

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    Thursday march 21, 2024
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    Noruz

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    Saturday march 23, 2024
    Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.

    Islamic Republic Day

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    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.

    April Fools Day

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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.

    Martyrdom of Imam Ali

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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

    Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)

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    Tuesday april 2, 2024
    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

    National Day of Nuclear Technology

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    Monday april 8, 2024
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday april 11, 2024
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    New year holiday (end)

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    Sunday april 14, 2024
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    Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    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

    Omar Khayyam Day

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    Friday may 17, 2024
    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

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    Monday june 3, 2024
    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

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    Tuesday june 4, 2024
    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.

    National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults

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    Saturday june 8, 2024
    Culture : Marks the death anniversary of the celebrated Iranian children author Mehdi Azar Yazdi

    National Flower Day

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    Saturday june 15, 2024
    Culture : On this day flowers are planted in green areas, the Martyry Section of the Behesht Zahra cemetery is showered with flowers

    Iran Food & Bev Tec

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Tradeshows : Www.iran-foodbevtec.com lasts 4 days - in Tehran 2024 edition confirmed

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
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    Eid al-Ghadeer

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    Tuesday june 25, 2024
    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)

    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday july 8, 2024
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    Ashura

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
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    Arba’in-e Hosseini

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    Sunday august 25, 2024
    Secular holiday : The name simply means 40 in Arabic, and celebrates the 40th and last day of the mourning period for Imam Hussein, killed on the flat plain outside Karbala in 680 CE. Since Ashura is the date of his martyrdom, Arbain is always observed 40 days after Ashura. http://www.cbi.ir/about/holidays.asp