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Iran Public Holidays 2017

Today – 20 September 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.

DateDayHoliday
10 FebFriAnniversary of the Islamic Revolution
2 MarThuMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
19 MarSunOil Nationalization Day
21 Mar to 24 MarTue to FriNovruz Holiday
1 AprSatIslamic Republic Day
2 AprSunSizdah Bedar
11 AprTueBirthday of Imam Ali
25 AprTueMabaath
12 MayFriBirthday of Imam Mahdi
4 JunSunDemise of Imam Khomeini
5 JunMonKhordad National Uprising (1963)
16 JunFriMartyrdom of Imam Ali
26 JunMonEid al-Fitr
27 JunTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
20 JulThuMartyrdom of Imam Sadeq
1 SepFriEid al-Adha
9 SepSatEid al-Ghadir
30 SepSatTassoua
1 OctSunAshura
9 NovThuArbaeen
17 NovFriDeath of Prophet Muhammad
17 NovFriMartyrdom of Imam Hasan
19 NovSunMartyrdom of Imam Reza
6 DecWedBirthday of Imam Sadeq
6 DecWedProphet 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.