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2023 IRAN HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Iran is

4th February, SaturdayBirthday of Imam Ali

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Iran in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatFeb 04, 2023Feb 04Birthday of Imam Ali
SaturdaySatFeb 11, 2023Feb 11Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18Mabaath
WednesdayWedMar 08, 2023Mar 08Birthday of Imam Mahdi
SundaySunMar 19, 2023Mar 19Oil Nationalization Day
TuesdayTueMar 21, 2023Mar 21Novruz
WednesdayWedMar 22, 2023Mar 22Novruz Holiday
ThursdayThuMar 23, 2023Mar 23Novruz Holiday
FridayFriMar 24, 2023Mar 24Novruz Holiday
SaturdaySatApr 01, 2023Apr 01Islamic Republic Day
SundaySunApr 02, 2023Apr 02Sizdah Bedar
WednesdayWedApr 12, 2023Apr 12Martyrdom of Imam Ali
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Eid-al-Fitr
SundaySunApr 23, 2023Apr 23Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
TuesdayTueMay 16, 2023May 16Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq
SaturdaySatJun 03, 2023Jun 03Demise of Imam Khomeini
MondayMonJun 05, 2023Jun 05Khordad National Uprising (1963)
ThursdayThuJun 29, 2023Jun 29Eid al-Adha
FridayFriJul 07, 2023Jul 07Eid al-Ghadir
ThursdayThuSep 14, 2023Sep 14Martyrdom of Imam Hasan
ThursdayThuSep 14, 2023Sep 14Death of Prophet Muhammad
SaturdaySatSep 16, 2023Sep 16Martyrdom of Imam Reza
SundaySunSep 24, 2023Sep 24Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Asgari
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03Birthday of Imam Sadeq
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
SundaySunDec 17, 2023Dec 17Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatemah

Public Holidays in Iran

Birthday of Imam Ali

Birthday of Imam Ali

Saturday Feb 04, 2023

The upcoming Iran holiday Birthday of Imam Ali is in 63 days from today.

Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Saturday Feb 11, 2023

The upcoming Iran holiday Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is in 70 days from today.

Mabaath

Mabaath

Saturday Feb 18, 2023

The upcoming Iran holiday Mabaath is in 77 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays Iran Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Iran which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Iran holiday calendar for 2023 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.