2021 IRAN HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Iran is
4th May, TuesdayMartyrdom of Imam Ali
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Iran in 2021
|SundaySun||Jan 17, 2021Jan 17||Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah|
|WednesdayWed||Feb 10, 2021Feb 10||Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution|
|ThursdayThu||Feb 25, 2021Feb 25||Birthday of Imam Ali|
|ThursdayThu||Mar 11, 2021Mar 11||Mabaath|
|FridayFri||Mar 19, 2021Mar 19||Oil Nationalization Day|
|SundaySun||Mar 21, 2021Mar 21||Novruz|
|MondayMon||Mar 22, 2021Mar 22||Novruz Holiday|
|TuesdayTue||Mar 23, 2021Mar 23||Novruz Holiday|
|WednesdayWed||Mar 24, 2021Mar 24||Novruz Holiday|
|MondayMon||Mar 29, 2021Mar 29||Birthday of Imam Mahdi|
|ThursdayThu||Apr 01, 2021Apr 01||Islamic Republic Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 02, 2021Apr 02||Sizdah Bedar|
|TuesdayTue||May 04, 2021May 04||Martyrdom of Imam Ali|
|ThursdayThu||May 13, 2021May 13||Eid-al-Fitr|
|FridayFri||May 14, 2021May 14||Eid-al-Fitr Holiday|
|FridayFri||Jun 04, 2021Jun 04||Demise of Imam Khomeini|
|SaturdaySat||Jun 05, 2021Jun 05||Khordad National Uprising (1963)|
|SundaySun||Jun 06, 2021Jun 06||Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq|
|TuesdayTue||Jul 20, 2021Jul 20||Eid al-Adha|
|WednesdayWed||Jul 28, 2021Jul 28||Eid al-Ghadir|
|WednesdayWed||Oct 06, 2021Oct 06||Death of Prophet Muhammad|
|WednesdayWed||Oct 06, 2021Oct 06||Martyrdom of Imam Hasan|
|ThursdayThu||Oct 07, 2021Oct 07||Martyrdom of Imam Reza|
|FridayFri||Oct 15, 2021Oct 15||Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Asgari|
Public Holidays in Iran
Martyrdom of Imam Ali
Tuesday May 04, 2021
The upcoming Iran holiday Martyrdom of Imam Ali is in 13 days from today.
Thursday May 13, 2021
The upcoming Iran holiday Eid-al-Fitr is in 22 days from today.
Friday May 14, 2021
The upcoming Iran holiday Eid-al-Fitr Holiday is in 23 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.