What are the traditions in Iran?
Iran is a very conservative country, meaning a lot of the events and traditions are centered around family gatherings. Holidays like Persian New Years (vernal equinox) and Yalda (winter solstice) are rooted in ancient Zoroastrian traditions while holidays like Ashura (Martyrdom of the 3rd Shia Imam) and Ramadan (month of fasting) have their roots in Islam.
What is the culture like in Iran?
Iranian culture is a mix of ancient Iranian, Islamic and Western principles. While Iranians seem conservative on the surface, they are extremely friendly and love to entertain guests. They also share many values with Western countries such as individual rights and freedom of choice.
What is the most important festival in Iran?
Two of the most important festivals in Iran include the Persian New Year (vernal equinox) which celebrates the first day of Spring, and Ashura (mourning procession) which commemorates the martyrdom of the 3rd Shia Imam.

What are the main holidays in Iran?
The main holidays in Iran center around ancient Zoroastrian and Islamic holidays. The main holidays include the Persian New Year celebrating the first of Spring, and Ashura which is actually a mourning procession commemorating the martyrdom of the 3rd Shia Imam. Check out the complete Persian Calendar for more events.
What days are weekends in Iran?
Iran officially has one day weekends on Fridays. However, most jobs are either off on Thursdays or only go in half of the day.


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