Public Holidays in Iran (2019)

Public Holidays in Iran in 2019

Iran has several holidays both Islamic and from the before the advent of Islam. Nowruz (Persian New Year) is the longest holiday in the country starting March 21 annually. Officially the country is closed for just one week, however, many private businesses will take two weeks vacation.

Month

Date Day

Event

February

9 Saturday Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemeh
11 Monday

Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

March

20 Wednesday

Oil Nationalisation Day

 

20 Wednesday

Imam Ali’s Birthday

21

Thursday

Nowruz (New Year)

22 Friday

Nowruz (New Year)

23 Saturday

Nowruz (New Year)

24

Friday

Nowruz (New Year)

April

1 Monday

Islamic Republic Day

2

Tuesday

Sizdehbedar (Nature Day)

3

Wednesday

Prophet Mohammad Ascension

21

Sunday

Imam Mahdi’s Birthday

May

27 Sunday

Martyrdom of Imam Ali

June

4 Tuesday

Demise of Imam Khomeini

 

5 Wednesday

Eid e-Fitr

5

Wednesday

15th Khordad National Uprising (1963)

6

Thursday

Eid e-Fitr Second Day

29

Saturday

Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq

August

12 Monday

Eid e-Ghorban (Feast of the Sacrifice)

20

Tuesday

Eid e-Ghadir

September

9 Monday

Tassoua

10

Tuesday

Ashura

October

19 Saturday

Arbaeen

27 Sunday

Demise of the Prophet Mohammad
and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan

29

Tuesday

Martyrdom of Imam Reza

November

6 Wednesday

Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Asqari

15

Friday

Birthday of Prophet Mohammad
and Imam Sadeq

December

21

Saturday

December Solstice (Shab e Yalda)
Not Public Holiday

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Islamic holidays are subject to the sighting of the moon, and dates can change on the Gregorian calendar.