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Imam Mahdi's birthday in Iran

Is Imam Mahdi's birthday a Public Holiday?

Imam Mahdi's birthday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Friday, and some businesses may choose to follow Friday opening hours.

Imam Mahdi's birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriMay 12Imam Mahdi's birthdayNational holiday
2018WedMay 2Imam Mahdi's birthdayNational holiday
2019SunApr 21Imam Mahdi's birthdayNational holiday
2020ThuApr 9Imam Mahdi's birthdayNational holiday
2021MonMar 29Imam Mahdi's birthdayNational holiday
2022FriMar 18Imam Mahdi's birthdayNational holiday
2023WedMar 8Imam Mahdi's birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024SunFeb 25Imam Mahdi's birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025FriFeb 14Imam Mahdi's birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026TueFeb 3Imam Mahdi's birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027SunJan 24Imam Mahdi's birthday (Tentative Date)National holiday

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