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Holidays in Iran in 2016

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DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Feb 11ThursdayRevolution DayNational holiday
Mar 13SundayMartyrdom of FatimaNational holiday
Mar 19SaturdayOil Nationalization DayNational holiday
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 20SundayNorooz (Persian New Year)National holiday
Mar 21MondayNorooz HolidayNational holiday
Mar 22TuesdayNorooz HolidayNational holiday
Mar 23WednesdayNorooz HolidayNational holiday
Mar 31ThursdayIslamic Republic DayNational holiday
Apr 1FridayNature DayNational holiday
Apr 21ThursdayBirthday of Imam AliNational holiday
May 5ThursdayProphet's AscensionNational holiday
May 22SundayImam Mahdi's birthdayNational holiday
Jun 3FridayAnniversary of Khomeini's DeathNational holiday
Jun 4SaturdayRevolt of Khordad 15National holiday
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 27MondayMartyrdom of Imam AliNational holiday
Jul 6WednesdayEid-e-Fetr (End of Ramadan)National holiday
Jul 7ThursdayEid-e-Fetr (Additional Holiday)National holiday
Jul 31SundayMartyrdom of Imam SadeqNational holiday
Sep 13TuesdayEid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
Sep 21WednesdayEid-al-GhadirNational holiday
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason
Oct 11TuesdayTassouaNational holiday
Oct 12WednesdayAshuraNational holiday
Nov 21MondayArbaeenNational holiday
Nov 28MondayDemise of Prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam HassanNational holiday
Nov 30WednesdayMartyrdom of Imam RezaNational holiday
Dec 17SaturdayBirthday of Prophet Muhammad and Imam SadeqNational holiday
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason

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