Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in Iran with much religious fervour and general merriment. The national holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan and month-long period of fasting, prayer and devotion. It is one of the most important of all Muslim commemorations.
|2024||10 Apr||Wed||Eid al-Fitr|
|11 Apr||Thu||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2025||31 Mar||Mon||Eid al-Fitr|
|1 Apr||Tue||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2026||20 Mar||Fri||Eid al-Fitr|
|21 Mar||Sat||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
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Eid al-Fitr is among the most important of all Islamic observances in Iran and is the occasion of national prayer services in Tehran.
In reality, though, religious events like Eid al-Fitr are much more vigorously celebrated in the smaller towns and rural areas of Iran. Eid prayers, called Namaz Eid, Eid charity gifts, called Zakat Al Fitr, and asking each other for forgiveness are regularly practiced.
If a family member or relative dies not long before Eid, the family will hold a special Eid with food and visitors for their deceased loved one that year. Aside from that, there are also TV and radio specials playing for Eid, and people may get away for a few days if they get off of work.
|2023||22 Apr||Sat||Eid al-Fitr|
|23 Apr||Sun||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2022||2 May||Mon||Eid al-Fitr|
|3 May||Tue||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2021||13 May||Thu||Eid al-Fitr|
|14 May||Fri||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2020||24 May||Sun||Eid al-Fitr|
|25 May||Mon||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2019||5 Jun||Wed||Eid al-Fitr|
|6 Jun||Thu||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2018||15 Jun||Fri||Eid al-Fitr|
|16 Jun||Sat||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2017||26 Jun||Mon||Eid al-Fitr|
|27 Jun||Tue||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|