Iran Public Holidays 2017Today – 18 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Iran.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Iran. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|10 Feb||Fri||Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution|
|2 Mar||Thu||Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah|
|19 Mar||Sun||Oil Nationalization Day|
|21 Mar to 24 Mar||Tue to Fri||Novruz Holiday|
|1 Apr||Sat||Islamic Republic Day|
|2 Apr||Sun||Sizdah Bedar|
|11 Apr||Tue||Birthday of Imam Ali|
|12 May||Fri||Birthday of Imam Mahdi|
|4 Jun||Sun||Demise of Imam Khomeini|
|5 Jun||Mon||Khordad National Uprising (1963)|
|16 Jun||Fri||Martyrdom of Imam Ali|
|26 Jun||Mon||Eid al-Fitr|
|27 Jun||Tue||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|20 Jul||Thu||Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq|
|1 Sep||Fri||Eid al-Adha|
|9 Sep||Sat||Eid al-Ghadir|
|17 Nov||Fri||Death of Prophet Muhammad|
|17 Nov||Fri||Martyrdom of Imam Hasan|
|19 Nov||Sun||Martyrdom of Imam Reza|
|6 Dec||Wed||Birthday of Imam Sadeq|
|6 Dec||Wed||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
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.