Holidays in Iran in 2012

DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Jan 14SaturdayArbaeenNational holiday
Jan 22SundayDemise of Prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam HassanNational holiday
Jan 24TuesdayMartyrdom of Imam RezaNational holiday
Feb 10FridayBirthday of Prophet Muhammad and Imam SadeqNational holiday
Feb 11SaturdayRevolution DayNational holiday
Mar 19MondayOil Nationalization DayNational holiday
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 20TuesdayNorooz (Persian New Year)National holiday
Mar 21WednesdayNorooz HolidayNational holiday
Mar 22ThursdayNorooz HolidayNational holiday
Mar 23FridayNorooz HolidayNational holiday
Mar 31SaturdayIslamic Republic DayNational holiday
Apr 1SundayNature DayNational holiday
Apr 25WednesdayMartyrdom of FatimaNational holiday
Jun 3SundayAnniversary of Khomeini's DeathNational holiday
Jun 3SundayBirthday of Imam AliNational holiday
Jun 4MondayRevolt of Khordad 15National holiday
Jun 18MondayProphet's AscensionNational holiday
Jun 20WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 5ThursdayImam Mahdi's birthdayNational holiday
Aug 10FridayMartyrdom of Imam AliNational holiday
Aug 19SundayEid-e-Fetr (End of Ramadan)National holiday
Aug 20MondayEid-e-Fetr (Additional Holiday)National holiday
Sep 12WednesdayMartyrdom of Imam SadeqNational holiday
Sep 22SaturdaySeptember equinoxSeason
Oct 26FridayEid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
Nov 3SaturdayEid-al-GhadirNational holiday
Nov 24SaturdayTassouaNational holiday
Nov 25SundayAshuraNational holiday
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason

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