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Eid al-Fitr
Iran

Eid al-Fitr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Iran

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.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 MayThuEid al-Fitr
14 MayFriEid al-Fitr Holiday
20222 MayMonEid al-Fitr
3 MayTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
202322 AprSatEid al-Fitr
23 AprSunEid al-Fitr Holiday
202410 AprWedEid al-Fitr
11 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

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.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 MaySunEid al-Fitr
25 MayMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
20195 JunWedEid al-Fitr
6 JunThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
201815 JunFriEid al-Fitr
16 JunSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
201726 JunMonEid al-Fitr
27 JunTueEid al-Fitr Holiday