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A preview of the Iran bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Iran Public Holidays in 2020
Jan.    Wed Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemeh
Feb.    Tue Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
Mar.    Sun Imam Ali's Birthday
        Thu Oil Nationalization Day
        Fri Norooz (Persian New Year)
        Sat Norooz Holiday
        Sun Norooz Holiday
        Sun The Prophet's Ascension (Mabaath)
        Mon Norooz Holiday
        Tue Islamic Republic Day
Apr.    Wed Sizdehbedar (Nature Day)
        Thu Imam Mahdi's Birthday
May     Fri Martyrdom of Imam Ali
        Sun Eid-e-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Mon The day after Eid-e-Fitr
June    Wed Demise of Imam Khomeini
        Thu 15th Khordad National Uprising (1963)
        Wed Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq
July    Fri Eid-e-Qorban (Feast of Sacrifice)
Aug.    Sat Eid-e-Ghadir
        Fri Tasua
        Sat Ashura (Martyrdom of Imam Hussein)
Oct.    Thu Arba'in-e Hosseini (40th day after Ashura)
        Fri Death of Prophet Mohammad / Martyrdom of Imam Hasan
        Sat Martyrdom of Imam Reza
Nov.    Tue Birth of Prophet Mohammad and of Imam Sadegh
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Recent News and Updates

09 Jan 2017 Iranian Public Holiday January 10 (Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) The government of Iran has declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Iran on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, on the day of the upcoming burial of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died last night.  12 Mar 2016 Iranian 2016-2017 Public Holidays Announced (Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), has officially announced the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the upcoming Persian year 1395, running from March 20, 2016, to March 20, 2017.  16 Aug 2015 Iranian Initial 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), has officially announced the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the first half of the calendar year 2016.  15 Mar 2015 Iranian 2015-2016 Public Holidays Announced (Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) The annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the upcoming Persian year 1394, running from March 21, 2015, to March 19, 2016, has been released.  08 Mar 2014 Iranian 2014-2015 Public Holidays Announced (Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) The annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the upcoming Persian year 1393, running from March 21, 2014, to March 20, 2015, has been released.  11 Mar 2013 Iranian 2013-2014 Public Holidays Officialized (Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) The official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the upcoming Persian year 1392, running from March 21, 2013, to March 20, 2014, has been released.  11 Jan 2013 Iranian 2013-2014 Public Holidays Draft (Islamic Consultative Assembly-Majlis) A draft list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1392, running from March 21, 2013, to March 20, 2014, has been released.  03 Jan 2013 Iranian Pollution Public Holiday January 5 (Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) The Governor General of the Iranian Capital, Tehran, has declared another one-off public holiday on Saturday, January 5, 2013, as a safety precaution due to Tehran's current levels of pollution.  03 Dec 2012 Iranian Pollution Public Holidays Tuesday and Wednesday (Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) The Governor General of the Iranian Capital, Tehran, has declared a 2-day period of public holidays, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4 and 5, 2012, as a safety precaution due to Tehran's current levels of pollution.  23 Aug 2012 Iranian NAM Public Holidays Next Week (Islamic Republic News Agency-Tehran) The President's deputy of international affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has announced that 5 days of public holidays would be declared, next week, in Tehran to coincide with the upcoming NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Summit being held in Tehran.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Iran public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Iram are regulated by the Labour Code of 20 November 1990 (Rouznameh Rasmi, 17 February 1991, No. 13387, pp. 114). Article 63 of the aforementioned text specifies that Labour Day (1st May) shall be considered an official holiday for workers.  Official Calendar: The Persian calendar, is Iran's National Official Calendar (Hijri-Shamsi). It is a solar calendar with a starting point that matches that of the Islamic calendar and whose origin can be traced back to the 11th century. The current calendar has been used in Iran since 1925 and in Afghanistan since 1957 (except during the Taliban period). The Persian year starts on the vernal equinox; if the astronomical vernal equinox falls before noon (Tehran true time), then that day is the first day of the year. If the astronomical vernal equinox falls after noon, the following day is the first day of the year.  Weekends: Article 43 and 62 of the Iranian Labour Code stipulate that Friday is the weekly day of rest. However, banks, government offices and public organizations in the Islamic Republic of Iran closed on both Thursdays and Fridays, and many organizations are open half-day on Thursday.  Public Holidays may be extended by government decree for a day or more if they fall near the Iranian weekend (Thursday or Friday).  Government official working hours are Saturday to Wednesday, 8:00 to 16:00 hours and Thursday, 8:00 to 13:00 hours. Closed on Fridays andall public holidays. During the month of Ramadan government offices and many private businesses close around 14:00 hours or shortly there after.  Banks official working hours are Saturday to Wednesday, 8:00 to 15:00 hours and Thursday, 8:00 to 12:30 hours. Closed on Fridays andall public holidays. Source:  Although no official statement has been found, official government websites list Imam Reza's Birthday as an official public holiday in 2007, whereas they now omit the Martyrdom of Imam Reza which had been on previous years' official calendar of public holidays.  Ashura is also spelled: Ashoura, Ashoora, Aashura, Ashurah.  Noruz, the Iranian New year, may also be spelled in other ways: Norooz, Nowrooz, Norouz, Nowrouz. During the first 15-16 days that follow the Noruz public holiday, Government offices and banks are open but their normal operation are considerably affected by the absence of the large number of people on leave. For their part, schools and colleges are usually closed from March 19-20 until April 3-4, while bankshave a shorter holiday period. Private businesses have the choice to stay open or close during that period.  The beginning of Ramadan is not a holiday.  Al-Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem. This national holiday -- dedicated to ending Israeli rule over Jerusalem and bringing the city under Muslim control -- has been marked every year since the Iranian revolution in 1979.  The main annual holiday season is from early July to early September. During this period, only few Iranian businessmen are in the office. This also applies to the period around Iranian New Year (around March 21), when most businesses are closed for at least two weeks.  Tehran Smog Public Holidays: In the past, the municipal authorities have declared 1- or 2-day public holidays in Tehran, when the level of pollution rose above a critical level .  Iran International Codes IR and IRN (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ir (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Iran information and news: The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Iran maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Iran), and Wikipedia (includes Iran commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Iran, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Iran, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Iran.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Iran that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Iran were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).

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Persian Calendar Public Holidays: Persian holidays were calculated using the Persian calendar, based on the geographical location and timezone offset of Tehran, but neglecting summer time changes.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Iran, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Iran, before planning any trip to Iran. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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