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Iran (Islamic Republic of) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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



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)
Currency: Rial (IRR) ... Convert here!
Week-end: Thursday afternoon & Friday




Name Date Kind
Death of Imam Khomeini*Friday June 4, 2021Secular holiday 
Anniversary of Uprising Against the Shah*Saturday June 5, 2021Secular holiday 
Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq*Sunday June 6, 2021Secular holiday 
summer holiday (beginning)Wednesday June 16, 2021School holidays 
presidential electionFriday June 18, 2021Special Events 
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday July 21, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Eid al-Ghadeer*Thursday July 29, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday August 10, 2021cards/flowers 
Tasu’a*Wednesday August 18, 2021Secular holiday 
Ashura*Thursday August 19, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Iran Food & Bev Tec**Thursday September 2, 2021Tradeshows 
summer holiday (end)Thursday September 16, 2021School holidays 
National Day of Poetry and Literature*Friday September 17, 2021Culture 
Daylight Saving TimeThursday September 23, 2021Special Events 
Arba’in-e Hosseini*Monday September 27, 2021Secular holiday 

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 -
Wednesday June 8, 2022

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


National Flower Day -
Wednesday June 15, 2022

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)


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 10, 2021

cards/flowers :


Tasu’a -
Wednesday August 18, 2021

Secular holiday : Tasu'a is the day when army of Yazid besieged Hazret-e-Imam Hosein and His companions to fight against them. In remembrance of the great sacrifices of Hazret-e-Imam Hosein and his 72 friends, processions persist across Iran. Mourners attend religious ceremonies.


Ashura -
Thursday August 19, 2021

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


Iran Food & Bev Tec -
Thursday September 2, 2021

Tradeshows : Www.iran-foodbevtec.com lasts 4 days - in Tehran 2021 edition CONFIRMED (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)


Summer holiday (end) -
Thursday September 16, 2021

School holidays :


National Day of Poetry and Literature -
Friday September 17, 2021

Culture : Commemorates poet Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (1906-1988)


Daylight Saving Time -
Thursday September 23, 2021

Special Events :


Arba’in-e Hosseini -
Monday September 27, 2021

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