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Customs & Holidays

Iran has many religious holidays dedicated to Muslim Shia saints as well as other bank holidays dating back thousands of years. Living in Tehran guides you through the Persian calendar with tips on where to see the best the city has to offer throughout the year.

Bank Holiday: Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq

July 9, 2018, is a bank holiday in Iran commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Sadeq (SA) who died in 765 due to a poisoning by Al-Mansur. Jaʿfar ibn Muḥammad al-Ṣādiq commonly known as Jaʿfar al-Sadiq or simply al-Sadeq (The Truthful), was…

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