Iran Public Holidays and Weekend

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Iran Weekend

Friday is the official weekend in Iran. Also, Thursday is the closed day for many businesses in this country. However, opposed to the other countries, Saturdays and Sundays are working days in Iran.

Iran Public Holidays

Iran’s official public holidays are being extracted from two calendar systems, the Arabic calendar and the Persian one. However, the Iranian official calendar is the Persian calendar. Normally, Iranian religious holidays are based on the Arabic calendar while the traditional  Persian holidays are originated from the Persian one.

Nowruz is the Persian New Year holiday and is the longest holiday in the country starting on March 21 annually and lasts for 4 to 13 days depending on the business type. It is worth knowing that, during Nowruz, almost all the attractions are opened to the public.

Iran Holiday List

Here is the list of National Public Holidays in Iran during 2020 including information about the reason and the meaning of the holidays. Accordingly, this table helps you to know the sites’ closed days.

Date

Weekday

Iran Holiday Name

Iran Tourist Sites

Position

29 Jan

Wednesday

Martyrdom of Fatima

open

11 Feb

Tuesday

Revolution Day

open

8 Mar

Wednesday

Birthday of Imam Ali

open

19 Mar

Thursday

Oil Nationalization Day

open

20 Mar

Friday

Nowruz Holiday

open

21 Mar

Saturday

Nowruz Holiday

open

22 Mar

Sunday

Nowruz Holiday

open

23 Mar

Monday

Nowruz Holiday

open

31 Mar

Tuesday

Islamic Republic Day

open

1 Apr

Wednesday

Sizdah Bedar

open

8 Apr

Wednesday

Imam Mahdi’s birthday

open

14 May

Thursday

Martyrdom of Imam Ali

closed

24 May

Sunday

Eid-e-Fetr (End of Ramadan)

open

25 May

Monday

Eid-e-Fetr (Additional Holiday)

open

3 Jun

Wednesday

The demise of Imam Khomeini

closed

4 Jun

Thursday

The uprising of Khordad 15

open

17 Jun

Wednesday

Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq

closed

8 Aug

Saturday

Eid-e-Ghadir

open

28 Aug

Friday

Tassoua

closed

29 Aug

Saturday

Ashura

closed

7 Oct

Wednesday

Arbaeen

open

15 Oct

Thursday

The demise of Prophet Muhammad

closed

22 Oct

Thursday

Martyrdom of Imam Reza

open

25 Oct

Sunday

Martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Askari

open

3 Nov

Tuesday

Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

open