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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

Currency: Rial (IRR)
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)
Week-end: Thursday afternoon & Friday

Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 18, 2022Eid al-GhadeerMuslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday August 7, 2022Tasu’aSecular holiday
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Monday August 8, 2022AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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Thursday September 15, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday September 17, 2022National Day of Poetry and LiteratureEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday September 17, 2022Arba’in-e HosseiniSecular holiday
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Friday September 23, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Sunday September 25, 2022Death of the Prophet & Martyrdom of Imam HassanSecular holiday
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Tuesday September 27, 2022Martyrdom of Imam RezaMuslim, Sufi
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Friday October 14, 2022Prophet’s Birthday and Imam SadeqSecular holiday
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Tuesday December 20, 2022Yalda NightEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday December 27, 2022Martyrdom of FatimaSecular holiday
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Tuesday January 10, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Eid al-Ghadeer

Monday July 18, 2022
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)

Saturday July 30, 2022
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Sunday August 7, 2022
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.


Monday August 8, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice.

Summer holiday (end)

Thursday September 15, 2022
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National Day of Poetry and Literature

Saturday September 17, 2022
Culture : Commemorates poet Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (1906-1988)

Arba’in-e Hosseini

Saturday September 17, 2022
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.

Daylight Saving Time

Friday September 23, 2022
Special Events :

Death of the Prophet & Martyrdom of Imam Hassan

Sunday September 25, 2022
Secular holiday :

Martyrdom of Imam Reza

Tuesday September 27, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Imam Reza (766 - 818) 8th shia, Imam Reza ( 766-818) was poisoned caliph Al-Ma'mun. Buried in Mashhad.

Prophet’s Birthday and Imam Sadeq

Friday October 14, 2022
Secular holiday : Sadegh Khalkhali (July 27, 1926 – November 26, 2003) was a Twelver Shi'a cleric of the Islamic Republic of Iran who is said to have brought to his job as Chief Justice of the revolutionary courts a relish for summary execution that earned him a reputation as Iran's hanging judge .

Yalda Night

Tuesday December 20, 2022
Culture : The longest and darkest night of the year is a time when friends and family gather together to eat, drink and read poetry (especially Hafez) until well after midnight. Fruits and nuts are eaten and pomegranates and watermelons are particularly significant. The red color in these fruits symbolizes the crimson hues of dawn and glow of life. The poems of Divan-e-Hafez, which can be found in the bookcases of most Iranians families, are intermingled with peoples' life and are read or recited during various occasions like this festival and at Nowruz. [Wikipedia]

Martyrdom of Fatima

Tuesday December 27, 2022
Secular holiday : Prophet Mohammad's daughter and one of the most inspiring figures for Shiite Muslims. Fatima died in the holy city of Medina in current Saudi Arabia. Shiites believe that she died while trying to protect her husband Imam Ali from his enemies. That's why they regard her as a martyr. The exact place of her burial still remains a mystery after more than 14 centuries.

School holidays

Tuesday January 10, 2023
School holidays : Http://
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
weekend: Thursday-Friday
girls and boys are not educated together
Number of instructional days: 185 (theoretical); 167 (real)
Number of instructional hours: 1110
Average daily instructional hours: 07:30-12:00 & 12:30-17:00 (primary) -- 07:30-13:00-17:00 & 13:00-17:00 (secondary)
University of Tehran ranking: Times Higher Education #4501-600/QS ranking #601-650/Shanghai #301-400

Dates confirmed till June 2022

In Tehran, schools may close many days due to pollution or heat waves
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