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ABOUT IRAN

Public Holidays in 2013

Date

English

Farsi Vocabulary

January 03

40th Martrydom of Imam Hossein

Arbaeen

 

 

 

January 11

Demise of Prophet Mohammad

Shahadat-e Hazrat-e Mohammad

 

 

 

January 12

Martyrdom of Imam Reza

Shahadat-e Emam Reza

 

 

 

29 January

Birthday of Prophet Mohammad

Tavalod-e Hazrat-e Mohammad

 

 

 

February 10

Victory of the Islamic Revolution

Pirouzi-e Enghelab-e Eslami

 

 

 

March 19

Nationalization of Oil Industry Day

Rooz-e Meli Sana’at-e Naft

 

 

 

March 21-24

Nowrouz (Persian New Year)

Eid-e Norouz

 

 

 

April 1

Anniversary of Islamic Republic of Iran

Rouz-e Jomhuri-e Eslami

 

 

 

April 2

Nature Day (13 Be Dar)

Sizd-e Bedar

 

 

 

14 April

Martyrdom of Honor Fatemeh

Shahadat-e Hazrat-e Fatemeh

 

 

 

24 May

Birthday of Imam Ali

Tavalod-e Hazrat-e Ali

 

 

 

June 4

Demise of Imam Khomeini

Rehlat-e Emam Khomeini

 

 

 

June 5

Revolt of 15th of Khordad

Rooz-e Panzdah-e Khordad

 

 

 

June 07

Mission of Prophet Mohammad

Maba’ass

 

 

 

24 June

Birthday of Imam Mahdi

Nime Sha’aban

 

 

 

30 July

Martyrdom of Imam Ali

Shahadat-e Hazrat-e Ali

 

 

 

August 09

Friday

 

Fitr Eid

(the last day of Ramadan)

Eid-e Fetr

 

 

 

August 10

Saturday

Fitr Eid

(the last day of Ramadan)

Eid-e Fetr

 

 

 

September02

Martyrdom of Imam Jafar Sadegh

Shahadat-e Emam Ja’afar-e Sadegh

 

 

 

October 16

Qorban Eid

(the last day of Hajj Pilgrimage)

Eid-e Ghorban

 

 

 

October 24

Qadir Eid (Ali is appointed as the first Imam of Shiites)

Eid-e Ghadir

 

 

 

November 13

Tasoua’a

(ninth day of Moharram)

Tasoua’a

 

 

 

November 14

Ashura

(martyrdom of Imam Hossein)

Ashura