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 DatesPersian DatesWeekdayIranian National Holiday (Official)Zoroastrian HolidayMuslim Holiday
Dec 21 201830 Azar 1397FridayYalda night
Dec 25 20184 Dey 1397TuesdayChristmas celebration
Jan 1 201911 Dey 1397TuesdayNew year
Feb 9 201920 Bahman 1397SaturdayMartyrdom of Fatima
Martyrdom of Fatima
Feb 11 201922 Bahman 1397MondayAnniversary of Islamic Revolution of Iran
Mar 19 201928 Esfand 1397TuesdayChaharshanbe Soori
Mar 20 201929 Esfand 1397WednesdayNationalization of
Iranian Oil Industry
Mar 21 20191 Farvardin 1398ThursdayNowruz (Persian New Year)Persian New Year
Mar 22 20192 Farvardin 1398FridayNowruz HolidayNowruz
Mar 23 20193 Farvardin 1398SaturdayNowruz HolidayNowruz
Mar 24 20194 Farvardin 1398SundayNowruz HolidayNowruz
Apr 1 201912 Farvardin 1398MondayIslamic Republic Day
Apr 2 201913 Farvardin 1398TuesdayNature DaySizdah Bedar
Apr 3 201914 Farvardin 1398WednesdayProphet Muhammad’s AscensionProphet’s Ascension
Apr 21 20191 Ordibehesht 1398SundayImam Mahdi’s birthdayImam Mahdi’s birthday
May 23 20192 Khordad 1398ThursdayGhadr night
May 25 20194 Khordad 1398SaturdayGhadr night
May 26 20195 Khordad 1398SundayMartyrdom of
Imam Ali
Martyrdom of Imam Ali
May 27 20196 Khordad 1398MondayGhadr night
Jun 4 201914 Khordad 1398TuesdayImam Khomeini’s
Imam Khomeini’s
Jun 6 201916 Khordad 1398ThursdayFitr EidFitr Eid
Jun 28 20197 Tir 1398FridayMartyrdom of Imam
Jafar Sadegh
Martyrdom of Imam
Jafar Sadegh
Aug 11 201920 Mordad 1398SundayGhorban EidGhorban Eeid
Aug 19 201928 Mordad 1398MondayGhadir-e Khom EidGhadir-e Khom Eeid
Sep 8 201917 Shahrivar 1398SundayTasouaTasoua
Sep 9 201918 Shahrivar 1398MondayAshouraDay of the martyrdom of Imam Hossein
Oct 8 201916 Mehr 1398TuesdayMehregan Thanksgiving
Oct 19 201927 Mehr 1398SaturdayArbaeen-e HosseiniArbaeen-e Hosseini
Oct 27 20195 Aban 1398SundayProphet Muhammad ‘s
demise | Imam Hassan
Mojtaba Martyrdom
Muhammad Prophet passed away on this day |
Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Mojtaba
Oct 28 20196 Aban 1398MondayMartyrdom of Imam
Martyrdom of Imam Reza
Nov 5 201914 Aban 1398TuesdayMartyrdom of Imam
Hassan Askari
Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Askari
Nov 14 201923 Aban 1398ThursdayBirthday of Muhammad
Prophet |
Birthday of Imam Jaafar
-e Sadegh
Dec 21 201930 Azar 1398SaturdayYalda night
Dec 25 20194 Dey 1398WednesdayChristmas celebration
Jan 1 202011 Dey 1398WednesdayNew year
Jan 28 20208 Bahman 1398TuesdayMartyrdom of Fatima
Martyrdom of Fatima-Zahra
Feb 11 202022 Bahman 1398TuesdayAnniversary of Islamic Revolution of Iran
Mar 8 202018 Esfand 1398SundayBirthday of Imam AliBirthday of Imam Ali
Mar 19 202029 Esfand 1398ThursdayNationalization of
Iranian Oil Industry
20-Mar-201 Farvardin 1399FridayNowruz (Persian New Year)Persian New YearMartyrdom of Imam Mousa Kazim
21-Mar-202 Farvardin 1399SaturdayNowruz Holiday
22-Mar-203 Farvardin 1399SundayNowruz HolidayProphet’s Ascension
23-Mar-204 Farvardin 1399MondayNowruz Holiday
31-Mar-2012 Farvardin 1399TuesdayIslamic Republic Day
01-Apr-2013 Farvardin 1399WednesdayNature DaySizdah Bedar
09-Apr-2021 Farvardin 1399ThursdayImam Mahdi’s BirthdayImam Mahdi’s Birthday
24-May-204 Khordad 1399SundayFitr EidFitr Eid
25-May-205 Khordad 1399MondayFitr Eid
03-Jun-2014 Khordad 1399WednesdayImam Khomeini’s DemiseImam Khomeini’s Demise
04-Jun-2015 Khordad 1399ThursdayThe 15 Khordad UprisingThe 15 Khordad Uprising
17-Jun-2028 Khordad 1399WednesdayMartyrdom of Imam Jafar SadeghMartyrdom of Imam Jafar Sadegh
31-Jul-2010 Mordad 1399FridayGhorban EidGhorban Eid
08/08/202018 Mordad 1399SaturdayGhadir-e Khom EidGhadir-e Khom Eid
28-Aug-207 Shahrivar 1399FridayTasouaTasoua
29-Aug-208 Shahrivar 1399SaturdayAshouraDay of martyrdom of Imam Hossein
07-Oct-2016 Mehr 1399WednesdayArbaeen-e HosseiniMehregan Thanksgiving FestivalArbaeen-e Hosseini
15-Oct-2024 Mehr 1399ThursdayProphet Muhammad ‘s demise | Imam Hassan Mojtaba MartyrdomMuhammad Prophet passed away on this day | Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Mojtaba
17-Oct-2026 Mehr 1399SaturdayMartyrdom of Imam RezaMartyrdom of Imam Reza
25-Oct-204 Aban 1399SundayMartyrdom of Imam Hassan AskariMartyrdom if Imam Hassan Askari
03-Nov-2013 Aban 1399TuesdayBirthday of Muhammad Prophet | Birthday of Imam Jaafar -e Sadegh Birthday of Muhammad Prophet | Birthday of Imam Jaafar -e Sadegh
20-Dec-2030 Azar 1399SundayYalda Night
25-Dec-205 Dey 1399FridayChristmas celebration
01-Jan-2112 Dey 1399FridayNew year

-..– 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