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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 Iran public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
10 FebFriAnniversary of the Islamic Revolution
2 MarThuMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
19 MarSunOil Nationalization Day
21 MarTueNoruz (Iranian New Year)
22 MarWedNoruz
23 MarThuNoruz
24 MarFriNoruz
1 AprSatIslamic Republic Day
2 AprSunSizdehbedar (Nature Day)
11 AprTueImam Ali's Birthday
25 AprTueThe Prophet's Acension
12 MayFriImam Mahdi's Birthday
4 JunSunDemise of Imam Khomeini
5 JunMonKhordad National Uprising (1963)
16 JunFriMartyrdom of Imam Ali
26 JunMonEid Al-Fitr
27 JunTueEid Al-Fitr
20 JulThuMartyrdom of Imam Sadeq
1 SepFriEid Al-Adha
9 SepSatEid Al-Ghadir
30 SepSatTassoua
1 OctSunAshura
9 NovThuArbaeen
17 NovFriDeath of Prophet Mohammad /
Martyrdom of Iman Hasan
19 NovSunMartyrdom of Imam Reza
6 DecWedBirthday of Muhammad

Iran recognizes 26 national holidays per year. The majority of national holidays are based on centuries-old Islamic religious culture as well as political milestones commemorating a long struggle to obtain political freedom and equality.

Most employers allow paid time off for religious holidays. In addition to national holidays, Labour Day is considered an official holiday for all workers, regardless of the type of employment.