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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Iran public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of May 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Iran public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Iran public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • May
  • 20
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  • Iranian Moves Public Holiday To May 27

    Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran) - The government of Iran has announced that the upcoming public holiday of Iran, commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Ali, would be moved to Monday, May 27, 2019.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Iranian 2019-2020 Public Holidays Announced

    Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) - The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), has announced the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1397, running from March 21, 2019, to March 20, 2020.
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2018

  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Iranian 2018-2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) - The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), has announced the annual official list of non-working public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1396, running from March 21, 2018, to March 20, 2019.
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2017

  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Iranian Public Holiday August 5

    Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran) - The government of Iran has declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Iran on Saturday, August 5, 2017, on the day of the upcoming inauguration of president Hassan Rouhani in the Majlis.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Iranian 2017-2018 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 Persian year 1395, running from March 21, 2017, to March 20, 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • 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.
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2016

  • Mar
  • 12
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  • 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.
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2015

  • Aug
  • 16
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • 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.
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2014

  • Mar
  • 8
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Mar
  • 11
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • 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.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Iranian 2012-2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has released the recently-approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1391, running from March 20, 2012, to March 19, 2013.
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2011

  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Iranian 2011-2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1390, running from March 21, 2011, to March 19, 2012.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Iran Declares 2 More Pollution Public Holidays

    Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran) - The Governor of Iran's capital, Tehran, Morteza Tamaddon, has announced that the government in its Sunday session agreed to declare 2 additional public holidays, on Wednesday and Thursday, December 1 and 2, 2010, due to the expected peak of pollution expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Iran Declares Pollution Public Holiday Wednesday

    Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran) - Iran's IRNA news agency has reported that Iranian authorities have declared a one-day public holiday tomorrow, Wednesday, November 24, 2010, in the capital, Tehran.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Iran Declares Additional Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran) - Iran's IRNA news agency has reported that Saturday, September 11, 2010, was being declared an additional public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Iran Declares July 11-12 Public Holidays

    Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran) - The Iranian Cabinet of Ministers has decided to announce Sunday and Monday, July 11-12, 2010, as non-working public holidays for state agencies in Tehran and 19 provinces of the country due to the abnormal hot weather.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Iran 2010-2011 Public Holidays

    Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1389, running from March 21, 2010, to March 20, 2011.
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2009

  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Iran Joins Quds And Ramadan Public Holidays

    Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran) - The government of Iran has announced that, Thursday, September 17, and Saturday, September 19, the days before and after this year's Quds holiday would be additional one-off public holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Iran Extends Tehran Pollution Public Holiday

    Fact International (Amman) - Tehran governor, Morteza Tamadon, has announced that the Iranian authorities have extended today's public holiday for another day, Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in the capital Tehran, after a sandstorm blotted out the already heavily polluted city.
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Iran Declares Pollution Public Holiday In Tehran

    Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) - The Iranian government has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in Iran's capital, Tehran, due to pollution levels nine times above the normal level.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Iran 2009-2010 Public Holidays

    Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1388, running from March 21, 2009, to March 20, 2010.
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2008

  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Iranian Public Holidays Review

    Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Tehran) - A new initiative is afoot in the Iranian Majlis presidium to reduce the number of annual non-working public holidays in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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  • Mar
  • 11
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  • Iran 2008-2009 Public Holidays

    Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1388, running from March 2008, to March 2009.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Iran Set To Declare A One-Off Nuclear Public Holiday

    Trend News (Baku) - The government of Iran is preparing to mark a Nuclear Holiday to raise the mood of the population. No date was mentioned, yet, but last year, Iran celebrated a National Day of Nuclear Technology on April 7.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Iran's Capital Declares 2-Day Bad Weather Public Holiday

    Press TV - All government offices, schools and universities will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, January 7 and 8, 2008, as the temperature is expected to fall as low as minus 11 degrees Celsius in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
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2007

  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Iran Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday Will Last Only One Day

    Press TV - Government spokesman, Gholam Hossein Elham, announced last night that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr public holiday would be a one-day public holiday, instead of the 3-day public holiday many had expected.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Iran: Renewed Attempts To Cancel Nowruz Public Holiday

    Rooz - Ayatollah Khazali, a former member of the powerful Guardians Council and the Experts Assembly for Leadership, once again has proposed that the celebration of Ghadir should replace the traditional Iranian celebration of Nowruz, the traditional Iranian new year.
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  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Iran Declares 3-Day National Mourning And June 17 Provincial Public Holiday

    Islamic Republic News Agency (Tehran) - Iran's Cabinet of Ministers has declared 3-day of national mourning, beginning on Sunday June 17, for the demise of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Fazel Lankarani.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Iran 2007-2008 Public Holidays

    Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation (IRANDOC) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1388, running from March 2007, to March 2008.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Iran Public Holidays News Update

    Armées - Every year, Iran holds celebrations from February 1-11, leading up to its National Day.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Iran 2006-2007 Public Holidays

    Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation (IRANDOC) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1388, running from March 2006, to March 2007.
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2005

  • Aug
  • 18
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  • Iran To Cancel 5 Public Holidays

    Jomhuri-ye Eslami (Tehran) - Iran's Majles Social Committee has confirmed its approval of the cancellation of five annual public holidays.
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • Iran's Number Of Public Holidays In Question

    Mehr News Agency (Tehran) - The Head of the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) Economic Commission, Davoud Danesh-Jafari, has asked members of Majlis Research Center to probe the harmful effects of the high number of public holidays on the economy.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Iran 2005-2006 Public Holidays

    Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation (IRANDOC) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1388, running from March 2005, to March 2006.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Iran Declares Public Holiday For Jashn Sadeh

    Iran Dokht News (Tehran) - The government of Iran has announced that Friday, January 28, 2005, would be a public holiday on account of that day's Jashn e Sadeh Zoroastrians holiday.
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2004

  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Iran 2004-2005 Public Holidays

    Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation (IRANDOC) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1387, running from March 2004, to March 2005.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Iran 2003-2004 Public Holidays

    Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation (IRANDOC) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1386, running from March 2003, to March 2004.
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2002

  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Iran 2002-2003 Public Holidays

    Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation (IRANDOC) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1385, running from March 2002, to March 2003.
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2001

  • Mar
  • 12
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  • Iran 2001-2002 Public Holidays

    Iranian Research Institute for Scientific Information and Documentation (IRANDOC) - Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly has approved the list of official public holidays in Iran for the Persian year 1384, running from March 2001, to March 2002.
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1999

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Iran Declares January 1st Y2K Public Holiday

    IRNA News Agency (Tehran) - Iran's President, Mohammad Khatami, announced that during a recent session of the council of ministers, the cabinet approved a proposal of the Budget and Planning Organization to declare the coming Saturday, January 1, 2000, as an official public holiday.
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See also: Iran bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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