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Ashura in Iran

Is Ashura a Public Holiday?

Ashura is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Ashura Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunOct 1AshuraNational holiday
2018ThuSep 20AshuraNational holiday
2019TueSep 10AshuraNational holiday
2020SunAug 30AshuraNational holiday
2021ThuAug 19AshuraNational holiday
2022MonAug 8Ashura (Tentative Date)National holiday
2023FriJul 28Ashura (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024WedJul 17Ashura (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025SunJul 6Ashura (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026FriJun 26Ashura (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027TueJun 15Ashura (Tentative Date)National holiday

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