Iran Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note: 

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2016

February11

Victory of Islamic Revolution

Start date:

11 February 2016

March19

Nationalisation of Oil Industry Day

Start date:

19 March 2016

March21

Nowruz (Persian New Year)

Start date:

21 March 2016

April21

Imam Ali’s Birthday

Start date:

21 April 2016

May05

Shab-e-Miraj (Night of Ascension)

Start date:

5 May 2016

May22

Imam Mahdi’s Birthday

Start date:

22 May 2016

June27

Martyrdom of Imam Ali

Start date:

27 June 2016

July07

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Start date:

7 July 2016

September13

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

Start date:

13 September 2016

October03

Islamic New Year

Start date:

3 October 2016

October12

Ashura

Start date:

12 October 2016

December02

Arbaeen

Start date:

2 December 2016

December12

Martyrdom of Imam Reza

Start date:

12 December 2016

December12

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)

Start date:

12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi’a.

2017

February11

Victory of Islamic Revolution

Start date:

11 February 2017

March20

Nationalisation of Oil Industry Day

Start date:

20 March 2017

March21

Nowruz (Persian New Year)

Start date:

21 March 2017

April10

Imam Ali’s Birthday

Start date:

10 April 2017

April24

Shab-e-Miraj (Night of Ascension)

Start date:

24 April 2017

May12

Imam Mahdi’s Birthday

Start date:

12 May 2017

June16

Martyrdom of Imam Ali

Start date:

16 June 2017

June25

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Start date:

25 June 2017

July20

Martyrdom of Imam Sadegh

Start date:

20 July 2017

September01

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

Start date:

1 September 2017

September22

Islamic New Year

Start date:

22 September 2017

October01

Ashura

Start date:

1 October 2017

October10

Arbaeen

Start date:

10 October 2017

November19

Martyrdom of Imam Reza

Start date:

19 November 2017

December01

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)

Start date:

1 December 2017

SOURCE:http://www.worldtravelguide.net/iran/public-holidays

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