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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.

Iran marks Tassua and Ashura

Millions of Muslims in Iran observed Tasua on August 7, the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram, which leads the holiday of Ashura, the day when Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shiite Imam, was martyred.During the first ten days of…

Visiting Tehran in Nowruz

Nowruz in Tehran is like a ghost town, you’ll often hear some residents say, but others will be thankful for the respite in traffic for the two-week spring break. But "Visiting Tehran in Nowruz" is a good idea. Nowruz, the Persian New…

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