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Holidays and Observances in Iran in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Iran in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 6MondayFuneral of General Qasem SoleimaniNational holiday
Jan 29WednesdayMartyrdom of FatimaNational holiday
Feb 11TuesdayRevolution DayNational holiday
Mar 8SundayBirthday of Imam AliNational holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 20FridayNorooz (Persian New Year)National holiday
Mar 21SaturdayNorooz HolidayNational holiday
Mar 22SundayNorooz HolidayNational holiday
Mar 22SundayProphet's AscensionNational holiday
Mar 23MondayNorooz HolidayNational holiday
Apr 9ThursdayImam Mahdi's birthdayNational holiday
May 14ThursdayMartyrdom of Imam AliNational holiday
May 24SundayEid-e-Fetr (End of Ramadan)National holiday
May 25MondayEid-e-Fetr (Additional Holiday)National holiday
Jun 17WednesdayMartyrdom of Imam SadeqNational holiday
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 31FridayEid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)National holiday
Aug 8SaturdayEid-e-GhadirNational holiday
Aug 28FridayTassouaNational holiday
Aug 30SundayAshuraNational holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 8ThursdayArbaeenNational holiday
Oct 16FridayDemise of Prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam HassanNational holiday
Oct 17SaturdayMartyrdom of Imam RezaNational holiday
Oct 25SundayMartyrdom of Imam Hasan al-AskariNational holiday
Nov 3TuesdayBirthday of Prophet Muhammad and Imam SadeqNational holiday
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason

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