Iran Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

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.

2021

February
10
Victory of Islamic Revolution
Start date:
10 February 2021
February
25
Imam Ali's Birthday
Start date:
25 February 2021
March
11
Shab-e-Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
11 March 2021
March
19
Nationalisation of Oil Industry Day
Start date:
19 March 2021
March
21
Nowruz (Persian New Year)
Start date:
21 March 2021
End date:
24 March 2021
March
29
Imam Mahdi's Birthday
Start date:
29 March 2021
May
04
Martyrdom of Imam Ali
Start date:
4 May 2021
May
13
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
13 May 2021
End date:
14 May 2021
June
06
Martyrdom of Imam Sadegh
Start date:
6 June 2021
July
20
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
20 July 2021
August
19
Ashura
Start date:
19 August 2021
September
27
Arbaeen
Start date:
27 September 2021
October
07
Martyrdom of Imam Reza
Start date:
7 October 2021
October
19
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
19 October 2021

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

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