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The next public holiday in Iran is

7th January, FridayMartyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Iran in 2021

SundaySunJan 17, 2021Jan 17Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah
WednesdayWedFeb 10, 2021Feb 10Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
ThursdayThuFeb 25, 2021Feb 25Birthday of Imam Ali
ThursdayThuMar 11, 2021Mar 11Mabaath
FridayFriMar 19, 2021Mar 19Oil Nationalization Day
SundaySunMar 21, 2021Mar 21Novruz
MondayMonMar 22, 2021Mar 22Novruz Holiday
TuesdayTueMar 23, 2021Mar 23Novruz Holiday
WednesdayWedMar 24, 2021Mar 24Novruz Holiday
MondayMonMar 29, 2021Mar 29Birthday of Imam Mahdi
ThursdayThuApr 01, 2021Apr 01Islamic Republic Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Sizdah Bedar
TuesdayTueMay 04, 2021May 04Martyrdom of Imam Ali
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Eid-al-Fitr
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
FridayFriJun 04, 2021Jun 04Demise of Imam Khomeini
SaturdaySatJun 05, 2021Jun 05Khordad National Uprising (1963)
SundaySunJun 06, 2021Jun 06Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Eid al-Adha
WednesdayWedJul 28, 2021Jul 28Eid al-Ghadir
WednesdayWedOct 06, 2021Oct 06Death of Prophet Muhammad
WednesdayWedOct 06, 2021Oct 06Martyrdom of Imam Hasan
ThursdayThuOct 07, 2021Oct 07Martyrdom of Imam Reza
FridayFriOct 15, 2021Oct 15Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Asgari

Public Holidays in Iran

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah

Friday Jan 07, 2022

The upcoming Iran holiday Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah is in 71 days from today.

Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Tuesday Jan 11, 2022

The upcoming Iran holiday Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is in 75 days from today.

Birthday of Imam Ali

Birthday of Imam Ali

Tuesday Feb 15, 2022

The upcoming Iran holiday Birthday of Imam Ali is in 110 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays Iran Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Iran which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Iran holiday calendar for 2021 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.