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Iran’s holiday and festivals are the culmination of thousands of years and hundreds of various cultures. From joyous celebrations to mournings of classical figures, Iranians put heavy emphasis on involving as many people as possible in all occasions. We invite you to check out and review some of the most famous events on the Iranian calendar. Experience the organized marching band of Ashura or celebrate the first of day of Spring in Nowruz. Whether you are looking for local eats, grand ceremonies or even just small local traditions, Iranian holidays have something for all tastes.

 

 

Gregorian Dates Persian Dates Weekday Iranian National Holiday (Official) Zoroastrian Holiday Muslim Holiday
Dec 21 2018 30 Azar 1397 Friday Yalda night
Dec 25 2018 4 Dey 1397 Tuesday Christmas celebration
Jan 1 2019 11 Dey 1397 Tuesday New year
Feb 9 2019 20 Bahman 1397 Saturday Martyrdom of Fatima
-Zahra
Martyrdom of Fatima
-Zahra
Feb 11 2019 22 Bahman 1397 Monday Anniversary of Islamic Revolution of Iran
Mar 19 2019 28 Esfand 1397 Tuesday Chaharshanbe Soori
Mar 20 2019 29 Esfand 1397 Wednesday Nationalization of
Iranian Oil Industry
Mar 21 2019 1 Farvardin 1398 Thursday Nowruz (Persian New Year) Persian New Year
Mar 22 2019 2 Farvardin 1398 Friday Nowruz Holiday Nowruz
Mar 23 2019 3 Farvardin 1398 Saturday Nowruz Holiday Nowruz
Mar 24 2019 4 Farvardin 1398 Sunday Nowruz Holiday Nowruz
Apr 1 2019 12 Farvardin 1398 Monday Islamic Republic Day
Apr 2 2019 13 Farvardin 1398 Tuesday Nature Day Sizdah Bedar
Apr 3 2019 14 Farvardin 1398 Wednesday Prophet Muhammad’s Ascension Prophet’s Ascension
Apr 21 2019 1 Ordibehesht 1398 Sunday Imam Mahdi’s birthday Imam Mahdi’s birthday
Apr 30 2019 10 Ordibehesht 1398 Tuesday
May 23 2019 2 Khordad 1398 Thursday Ghadr night
May 25 2019 4 Khordad 1398 Saturday Ghadr night
May 26 2019 5 Khordad 1398 Sunday Martyrdom of
Imam Ali
Martyrdom of Imam Ali
May 27 2019 6 Khordad 1398 Monday Ghadr night
Jun 4 2019 14 Khordad 1398 Tuesday Imam Khomeini’s
Demise
Imam Khomeini’s
Demise
Jun 5 2019 15 Khordad 1398 Wednesday
Jun 6 2019 16 Khordad 1398 Thursday Fitr Eid Fitr Eid
Jun 28 2019 7 Tir 1398 Friday Martyrdom of Imam
Jafar Sadegh
Martyrdom of Imam
Jafar Sadegh
Aug 11 2019 20 Mordad 1398 Sunday Ghorban Eid Ghorban Eeid
Aug 19 2019 28 Mordad 1398 Monday Ghadir-e Khom Eid Ghadir-e Khom Eeid
Sep 8 2019 17 Shahrivar 1398 Sunday Tasoua Tasoua
Sep 9 2019 18 Shahrivar 1398 Monday Ashoura Day of the martyrdom of Imam Hossein
Sep 27 2019 5 Mehr 1398 Friday
Oct 8 2019 16 Mehr 1398 Tuesday Mehregan Thanksgiving
Festival
Oct 19 2019 27 Mehr 1398 Saturday Arbaeen-e Hosseini Arbaeen-e Hosseini
Oct 27 2019 5 Aban 1398 Sunday Prophet Muhammad ‘s
demise | Imam Hassan
Mojtaba Martyrdom
Muhammad Prophet passed away on this day |
Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Mojtaba
Oct 28 2019 6 Aban 1398 Monday Martyrdom of Imam
Reza
Martyrdom of Imam Reza
Nov 5 2019 14 Aban 1398 Tuesday Martyrdom of Imam
Hassan Askari
Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Askari
Nov 14 2019 23 Aban 1398 Thursday Birthday of Muhammad
Prophet |
Birthday of Imam Jaafar
-e Sadegh
Nov 25 2019 4 Azar 1398 Monday
Dec 21 2019 30 Azar 1398 Saturday Yalda night
Dec 25 2019 4 Dey 1398 Wednesday Christmas celebration
Jan 1 2020 11 Dey 1398 Wednesday New year
Jan 28 2020 8 Bahman 1398 Tuesday Martyrdom of Fatima
-Zahra
Martyrdom of Fatima-Zahra
Feb 11 2020 22 Bahman 1398 Tuesday Anniversary of Islamic Revolution of Iran
Mar 8 2020 18 Esfand 1398 Sunday Birthday of Imam Ali Birthday of Imam Ali
Mar 19 2020 29 Esfand 1398 Thursday Nationalization of
Iranian Oil Industry

-..– Religious Holidays are according to lunar Hijri calendar. Since the exact date of new year in this calendar depends on lunar cycles, holidays may shift one day after or before above mentioned days.

-..– Christmas celebration

-..– Persian Holiday