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Iran (Islamic Republic of) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Rial (IRR)
Iran holds a world record as far as of non working days (132 yearly, week-ends incl.).
Internet domain: .ir - Telephone code: +98 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3:30 (DST: no)
Week-end: Thursday afternoon & Friday

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Thursday January 6, 2022Martyrdom of FatimaSecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Friday February 11, 2022Revolution DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday February 15, 2022Birthday of Imam AliMuslim, Sufi
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Ascension of MohammedMuslim, Sufi
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Friday March 4, 2022Arbor Daycards/flowers
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Saturday March 5, 2022Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday March 17, 2022New year holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday March 18, 2022Birthday of Imam MahdiSecular holiday
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Sunday March 20, 2022Oil Nationalization daySecular holiday
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Monday March 21, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Monday March 21, 2022NoruzZoroastrian
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Tuesday March 22, 2022NoruzZoroastrian
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Wednesday March 23, 2022NoruzZoroastrian
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Thursday March 24, 2022NoruzZoroastrian
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Friday April 1, 2022Islamic Republic DayNational Day
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Saturday April 2, 2022Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)Events, celebrations...
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Saturday April 2, 2022Day of NatureSecular holiday
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday April 3, 2022New year holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 8, 2022National Day of Nuclear TechnologyEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday April 23, 2022Martyrdom of Imam AliSecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 17, 2022Omar Khayyam DayEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday May 26, 2022Martyrdom of Imam SadeqSecular holiday
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Saturday June 4, 2022Death of Imam KhomeiniSecular holiday
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Sunday June 5, 2022Anniversary of Uprising Against the ShahSecular holiday
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Iran Food & Bev TecTradeshows
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Wednesday June 8, 2022National Day of Literature for Children and Young AdultsEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday June 15, 2022National Flower DayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday June 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 18, 2022Eid al-GhadeerMuslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Martyrdom of Fatima

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Thursday January 6, 2022
Secular holiday : Prophet Mohammad's daughter and one of the most inspiring figures for Shiite Muslims. Fatima died in the holy city of Medina in current Saudi Arabia. Shiites believe that she died while trying to protect her husband Imam Ali from his enemies. That's why they regard her as a martyr. The exact place of her burial still remains a mystery after more than 14 centuries.

School holidays

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Http://www.medu.ir
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
weekend: Thursday-Friday
girls and boys are not educated together
Number of instructional days: 185 (theoretical); 167 (real)
University of Tehran ranking: Times Higher Education #4501-600/QS ranking #601-650/Shanghai #301-400

Dates 2021 NOT CONFIRMED due to Covid epidemics

In Tehran, schools may close many days due to pollution
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Revolution Day

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Friday February 11, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 www.cbi.ir

Birthday of Imam Ali

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Tuesday February 15, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Ali ibn Abi Talib (599 - 661) is an early Islamic leader. He is seen by Sunni Muslims as the last of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs. Shi'a Muslims consider him the First Imam appointed by the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the first rightful caliph. Ali was the cousin of Muhammad, and after marriage to Fatima Zahra, he also became Muhammad's son-in-law. Wikipedia

Ascension of Mohammed

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
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Arbor Day

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Friday March 4, 2022
cards/flowers : Tree-planting day

Arbor Day

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Saturday March 5, 2022
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New year holiday (beginning)

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Thursday March 17, 2022
School holidays :

Birthday of Imam Mahdi

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Friday March 18, 2022
Secular holiday : Muhammad al-Mahdī (born 868) is the twelfth and final Shi'a Imam. He is the person believed by Shi'as to be the Mahdi; a figure considered by both Sunnis and Shias to be the ultimate saviour of humankind. Shi'as believe that he was born in 868 and has been hidden by God to later emerge to fulfill his mission. They believe that in the future he will bring absolute peace and justice throughout the world by establishing Islam as the global religion. Wikipedia

Oil Nationalization day

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Sunday March 20, 2022
Secular holiday : In March, 1951, Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, a nationalist, received the vote required from the Iranian parliament to nationalize the British-owned oil corporation, Anglo Iran Oil Company, in a situation known as the Abadan Crisis. Despite British pressure, including an economic blockade which caused real hardship, the nationalization continued. In 1954 it was suspended by the Shah, who in 1973 re-nationalized oil. http://www.cbi.ir

Daylight Saving Time

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Monday March 21, 2022
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Noruz

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Monday March 21, 2022
Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.

Noruz

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Tuesday March 22, 2022
Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.

Noruz

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Wednesday March 23, 2022
Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.

Noruz

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Thursday March 24, 2022
Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year.

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Islamic Republic Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
Secular holiday : On April 1, 1979, after a landslide victory in a national referendum in which only one choice was offered (Islamic Republic: Yes or No), Ayatollah Khomeini declared an Islamic republic with a new Constitution reflecting his ideals of Islamic government. Ayatollah Khomeini became supreme spiritual leader (Valy-e-Faqih) of Iran.

Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)

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Saturday April 2, 2022
Culture : The thirteenth day of the Persian New Year marks the end of the Noruz break. This tradition is called Sizdah Bedar (sizdah means thirteen) which in English translates to getting rid of thirteen . The concept of avoiding the number thirteen is mainly to symbolize the will and power to deal with all evil in the new year. http://www.farhangsara.com

Day of Nature

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Saturday April 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Sizdah-Bedar

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
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New year holiday (end)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
School holidays :

National Day of Nuclear Technology

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Friday April 8, 2022
Culture :

Martyrdom of Imam Ali

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Saturday April 23, 2022
Secular holiday : According to tradition, three Muslim zealots (purists later termed Kharijites) had agreed to assassinate Ali, Mu'awiyah and `Amr. The assassins sent against Mu'awiyah and `Amr failed; the only assassin who succeeded was the one who attacked Ali. Ali suffered a mortal head wound on the 19th of Ramadan while he was performing morning prayers in mosque in the city of Kufa. Some say that the sword that wounded him was poisoned. According to the Shia tradition, as he was being struck, Ali said By the Lord of the Ka'bah, I have succeeded ! Wikipedia

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday May 2, 2022
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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Omar Khayyam Day

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Tuesday May 17, 2022
Culture : Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), a Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet, was renowned in his own country and in his own lifetime for his scientific achievements, but is chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation by the English writer Edward Fitzgerald of a collection of his Rubaiyat (“quatrains”) in “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (1859).

Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq

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Thursday May 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Jafar Sadeq (April 20, 702 - December 4, 765), is considered the sixth Shi'a imam by Twelver Shi'a Muslims. He was a theologian and jurist. His rulings are the basis of the Jafari school of Shi'a jurisprudence; but he is well respected by Sunnis for his contributions to the Sunni scholarship as well. The dispute over who was to succeed him led to the split of the Ismailis from the mainstream Twelver Shi'a and the establishment of the Aga Khans' family line. He died on December 4, 765. Some say that he was poisoned, thus becoming a martyr, like the Shi'a imams before him. He is buried in Medina, in the famous Jannat al-Baqi cemetery. Wikipedia

Death of Imam Khomeini

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Saturday June 4, 2022
Secular holiday : Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini (May 17, 1900? - June 3, 1989) was a Shi'a Muslim cleric, and the political and spiritual leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. Following the Revolution, Khomeini held the office of Supreme Leader, the paramount figure in the political system of the new Islamic Republic, and retained this position until his death. Khomeini was considered a spiritual leader to many Shi'a Muslims, and in Iran is officially addressed as Imam rather than Ayatollah. Khomeini was also a highly influential and innovative Islamic political theorist, most noted for his development of the theory of the guardianship of the jurisconsult . Wikipedia

Anniversary of Uprising Against the Shah

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Secular holiday : On the afternoon of June 3, 1963, Khomeini delivered a speech in which he warned the Shah that if he did not change his ways the day would come when the people would offer up thanks for his departure from the country. The immediate effect of the Imam's speech was his arrest two days later at 3 a.m. by a group of commandos, who hastily transferred him to the Qasr Prison in Tehran. As dawn broke on June 4, the news of his arrest spread first through Qom and then to other cities. Masses of angry demonstrators were confronted by tanks and ruthlessly slaughtered. It was not until six days later that order was fully restored. This uprising of Khordad 15, 1342 (the day in the Iranian calendar on which it began) marked a turning point in Iranian history. The events of the 15th of Khordadcan indeed be characterized as the prelude to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79.

Iran Food & Bev Tec

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Tuesday June 7, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.iran-foodbevtec.com lasts 4 days - in Tehran 2022 edition CONFIRMED

National Day of Literature for Children and Young Adults

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Wednesday June 8, 2022
Culture : Marks the death anniversary of the celebrated Iranian children author Mehdi Azar Yazdi

National Flower Day

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Wednesday June 15, 2022
Culture : On this day flowers are planted in green areas, the Martyry Section of the Behesht Zahra cemetery is showered with flowers

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday June 15, 2022
School holidays : Ecole Française de Téhéran

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
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Eid al-Ghadeer

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Monday July 18, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Anniversary commemorating Muhammad's last sermon at Ghadir Khumm, which occurred 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah of 10 AH in the Islamic calendar. It is an event celebrated by Shi'a Muslims, who regard it as the confirmation of Ali ibn Abi Talib's succession to Muhammad (Wikipedia)

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
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