Public Holidays

 

Iran recognizes 27 national holidays per year. The majority of national holidays are based on centuries-old Islamic religious culture. Below you can find a list of Iranian holidays including sightseeing availability.

 

List of Iranian Holidays in 2019

No Date Event Sightseeing Availability
1 09.02.19 Martyrdom of Fatima (Religious Holiday) Sites are closed
2 11.02.19 Revolution Anniversary (National Holiday) Sites are open
3 18.03.19 Etekaf Ceremony Sites are openExcept Mosques
4 19.03.19 Etekaf Ceremony Sites are openExcept Mosques
5 20.03.19 Nationalization of Oil Industry (NH)- Birthday of Imam Ali (RH) & Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
6 21.03.19 Iranian New Year Holiday- Norooz (NH)-Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
7 22.03.19 Iranian New Year Holiday- Norooz (NH)- Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
8 23.03.19 Iranian New Year Holiday- Norooz (NH)- Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
9 24.03.19 Iranian New Year Holiday- Norooz (NH)- Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
10 01.04.19 Islamic Republic Day of Iran ( NH ) Sites are open
11 02.04.19 Nature Day Sites are closed
12 03.04.19 Ordainment of prophet Muhammad (RH) Sites are open
13 21.04.19 Last Imam’s birthday (RH) Sites are open
14 26.05.19 Martyrdom of Imam Ali (RH) Sites are closed
15 31.05.19 Quds Day-National day of supporting Palestinians. Sites are closed till afternoon!
16 04.06.19 Demise of Imam Khomeini (NH) Sites are closed
17 05.06.19 Uprising against Shah anniversary (NH)- Eid al- Fitr Sites are closed
18 06.06.19 Eide Fetr Sites are open 
19 29.06.19 Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq (RH) Sites are closed
20 12.08.19 Eid-al-Qorban – Feast of sacrifice (RH) Sites are open
21 20.08.19 Eid-al-Qadir (RH) Sites are open
22 09.09.19 Tassoua – mourning holiday for martyrdom of Imam Hussein (RH) Sites are closed
23 10.09.19 Ashura – mourning holiday for martyrdom of Imam Hussein (RH) Sites are closed
24 19.10.19 Arbaeen – 40 days ceremony of Imam Hussein’s martyrdom (RH) Sites are closed
25 27.10.19 Demise of the Prophet Mohammad and martyrdom of  Imam Hasan(RH) Sites are closed
26 29.10.19 Martyrdom of Imam Reza (RH) Sites are closed
27 06.11.19 Martyrdom of Ima Hasan Askari Sites are open
28 15.11.19 Birthday of Prophet Muhammad  and Imam Sadeq (RH) Sites are open
In all above mentioned holidays Jewels museum is closed!
Fasting month of Ramadan: 06.05.2019 – 04.06.2019
 

List of Iranian Holidays in 2020

No Date Event Sightseeing Availability
1 29.01.20 Martyrdom of Fatima (Religious Holiday) Sites are closed
2 11.02.20 Revolution Anniversary (National Holiday) Sites are open
3 06.03.20 Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
4 07.03.20 Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
5 08.03.20 Birthday of Imam Ali (RH) & Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
6 09.03.20 Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
7 10.03.20 Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
8 11.03.20 Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
9 12.03.20 Etekaf Ceremony Sites are open- Except Mosques
10 19.03.20 Nationalization of Oil Industry (NH) Sites are open
11 20.03.20 Iranian New Year Holiday- Norooz (NH) Sites are open
12 21.03.20 Iranian New Year Holiday- Norooz (NH) Sites are open
13 22.03.20 Iranian New Year Holiday- Norooz (NH) – Ordainment of prophet Muhammad (RH) Sites are open
14 23.03.20 Iranian New Year Holiday- Norooz (NH) Sites are open
15 31.03.20 Islamic Republic Day of Iran (NH ) Sites are open
16 01.04.20 Nature Day Sites are closed
17 08.04.20 Last Imam’s birthday (RH) Sites are open
18 14.05.20 Martyrdom of Imam Ali (RH) Sites are closed
19  22.05.20 Quds Day-National day of supporting Palestinians. Sites are closed till afternoon!
20 24.05.20 Eide Fetr Sites are open 
21 25.05.20 Eide Fetr Sites are open 
22 03.06.20 Demise of Imam Khomeini (NH) Sites are closed
23 04.06.20 Uprising against Shah anniversary (NH) Sites are closed
24 17.06.20 Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq (RH) Sites are closed
25 31.07.20 Eid-al-Qorban – Feast of sacrifice Sites are open
26 08.08.20 Eid-al-Qadir Sites are open
27 28.08.20 Tassoua – mourning holiday for martyrdom of Imam Hussein (RH) Sites are closed
28 29.08.20 Ashura – mourning holiday for martyrdom of Imam Hussein (RH) Sites are closed
29 07.10.20 Arbaeen – 40 days ceremony of Imam Hussein’s martyrdom (RH) Sites are closed
30 15.10.20 Demise of the Prophet Mohammad and martyrdom of  Imam Hasan(RH) Sites are closed
31 17.10.20 Martyrdom of Imam Reza (RH) Sites are closed
32 25.10.20 Martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari (RH) Sites are open
33 03.11.20 Birthday of Prophet Muhammad  and Imam Sadeq (RH) Sites are open
In all above mentioned holidays Jewels museum is closed!
Fasting month of Ramadan: 24.04.2020 – 23.05.2020