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Annual Holidays:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The official weekend holiday in Iran is Friday. Iranian religious holidays are based on lunar system while the Persian calendar is based on Solar system. Religious holidays are subject to change depending upon the official sighting of the moon. Generally in the below-mentioned banking holidays which are mostly religious, all the historical sites and museums are not working.

 

 

Note: In Iran we have some public holidays that are only bank holidays and tourists sites are open but during the dates in red, all sites are closed. 

 

2018 

11 Feb Revolution Day 6 June Martyrdom of Imam Ali
13 Mar Martyrdom of Fatima 15 & 16 Jun Eid-e-Fetr (End of Ramadan)
19 Mar Oil Nationalization Day 09 July Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq
20 Mar Norouz (Persian New Year) 22 Aug Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)
21 Mar Norouz Holiday 30 Aug Eid-al-Ghadir
22 Mar Norouz Holiday 19 Sep Tassoua
23 Mar Norouz Holiday 20 Sep Ashura
30 Mar Birthday of Imam Ali 30 Oct Arbaeen
14 Apr Prophet's Ascension 07 Nov Martrydom of prophet Mohammad
01 May Imam Mahdi's birthday 08 Nov Martyrdom of Imam Reza
4 June Demise of Imam Khomeini 25 Nov Birthday of prophet Mohammad and Imam Sadeq
5 June Revolt of Khordad 15    

 

 

 

2019
9 Feb Martyrdom of Fatima 4 Jun Eid-e-Fetr (End of Ramadan)- Demise of Imam Khomeini
11 Feb Revolution Day 5 Jun Revolt of Khordad 15
20 Mar Birthday of Imam Ali 28 Jun Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq
21 Mar Norouz (Persian New Year) 11 Aug Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)
22 Mar Norouz Holiday 19 Aug Eid-al-Ghadir
23 Mar Norouz Holiday 8 Sep Tassoua
24 Mar Norouz Holiday 9 Sep Ashura
1 Apr Martyrdom of Imam Kazem 19 October Arbaeen
2 Apr  Nature Day (Sizdah bedar) 27 Oct Martrydom of prophet Mohammad
3 Apr  Prophet's Ascension 28 Oct Martyrdom of Imam Reza
20 Apr Imam Mahdi's birthday 5 Nov Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Asgari
26 May  Martyrdom of Imam Ali 14 Nov Birthday of prophet Mohammad

 

 

 

2020

28 January   Martyrdom of Fatima 24 & 25  May Eid-e-Fetr (End of Ramadan)
11 Februray Revolution Day 3 June Demise of Imam Khomeini
8 March Birthday of Imam Ali 4 June Revolt of Khordad 15
19 March Oil Nationalization Day 17 June Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq
20 March Norouz (Persian New Year) 31 July Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)
21 March Norouz Holiday 8 Auguest Eid-al-Ghadir
22 March Norouz Holiday 28 Auguest Tassoua
23 March Norouz Holiday 29 Auguest   Ashura
31 March Islamic Republic Day 7 October Arbaeen
1 April  Nature Day (Sizdah bedar) 15 October Martrydom of prophet Mohammad
8 April  Imam Mahdi's birthday 17 October Martyrdom of Imam Reza
14 May  Martyrdom of Imam Ali 25 October Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Asgari
3 November Birthday of Prophet Mohammad