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2020 IRAN HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Iran is

17th January, SundayMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Iran in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 29, 2020Jan 29Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
TuesdayTueFeb 11, 2020Feb 11Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
SundaySunMar 08, 2020Mar 08Birthday of Imam Ali
ThursdayThuMar 19, 2020Mar 19Oil Nationalization Day
FridayFriMar 20, 2020Mar 20Novruz
SaturdaySatMar 21, 2020Mar 21Novruz Holiday
SundaySunMar 22, 2020Mar 22Mabaath
SundaySunMar 22, 2020Mar 22Novruz Holiday
MondayMonMar 23, 2020Mar 23Novruz Holiday
TuesdayTueMar 31, 2020Mar 31Islamic Republic Day
WednesdayWedApr 01, 2020Apr 01Sizdah Bedar
ThursdayThuApr 09, 2020Apr 09Birthday of Imam Mahdi
ThursdayThuMay 14, 2020May 14Martyrdom of Imam Ali
SundaySunMay 24, 2020May 24Eid-al-Fitr
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
WednesdayWedJun 03, 2020Jun 03Demise of Imam Khomeini
ThursdayThuJun 04, 2020Jun 04Khordad National Uprising (1963)
WednesdayWedJun 17, 2020Jun 17Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq
FridayFriJul 31, 2020Jul 31Eid al-Adha
SaturdaySatAug 08, 2020Aug 08Eid al-Ghadir
FridayFriOct 16, 2020Oct 16Death of Prophet Muhammad
FridayFriOct 16, 2020Oct 16Martyrdom of Imam Hasan
SaturdaySatOct 17, 2020Oct 17Martyrdom of Imam Reza
SundaySunOct 25, 2020Oct 25Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Asgari

Public Holidays in Iran

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah

Sunday Jan 17, 2021

The upcoming Iran holiday Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah is in 80 days from today.

Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Wednesday Feb 10, 2021

The upcoming Iran holiday Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is in 104 days from today.

Birthday of Imam Ali

Birthday of Imam Ali

Thursday Feb 25, 2021

The upcoming Iran holiday Birthday of Imam Ali is in 119 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays Iran Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Iran which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Iran holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Iran has 26 holidays, making it one of the countries with the most public holidays in the world. The holiday commemorates religious or national events. Iranians use three official calendars to mark their holidays. These calendars are the solar Hijri calendar, which is the main national calendar, the Gregorian calendar which is used to mark national events and the Christian holidays while the Islamic followers use the lunar calendar.

During public holidays, government offices and most businesses are closed. But most small businesses open at noon. Transport is not affected during the holidays. Employers allow time off for their employees during the public holiday. If the holiday falls to a Thursday or Tuesday, the government directs that the celebrations be held on Friday and Monday, respectively.

The Muslim religion is dominant in Iran. For this reason, most of the religious holidays are based on Muslim beliefs. Religious holidays follow the lunar calendar. The most celebrated Muslim holiday is the month of Ramadan (Ramazan). During this month, Muslims fast from dawn to evening. They are not allowed to take anything, including water. Eid ul Fitr is also one of the widely Muslim celebrated holidays in Iran.

National holidays are marked as critical events in Iran. Nouroz (new year) is the most important holiday in Iran. The celebration preparations begin two weeks before the holiday. During the holiday, people dress in different cultural costumes. Dance, songs, and festivities mark the celebrations. During this day, people get time to visit friends or have picnics. The day is seen as the foundation of peace and cohesion between the citizens.