Iran Public Holidays

Mount Damavand Hiking & Trekking and Climbing Itineraries for South Route.

Iran Public Holidays and Weekends

Iran Public Holidays and Weekends

Damavand summit is an international climbing target and one of the world's popular peaks for summer trekking. It is famous for its gigantic height, its mild ascending slopes and moderate climbing grade.

This popularity results in Crowd problem especially in summer season during national public holidays, anniversaries and long weekends because a great number of Iranian climbers attempt ascending Damawand during the Persian Holidays and weekends.

To encounter the least possible crowd problem and to enjoy your travel to Damavand and other Iran cultural trip it is highly recommended to avoid the Iran public holidays and weekends in summer. Let us know your exact timing before you book your flight tickets and let's work together to finalize all arrangements.

Holiday Peak Season and Damavand Crowd

The peak of the Mount Damavand crowd is in the school vacations which last from 20 June to 23 Sep, the peak of the peak is around 6 August.

Disadvantages of Iran Holidays

Holidays are not recommended for Mt Damavand Climbing Tour, Ski Tour or any kind of travel in Iran, because nothing is in order in this end and you may not enjoy yourr travel to Iran.

Camps
In summer season Damavand Mountain Campsites, Shelter, refuges and Huts are very crowded especially during public holidays and weekends.

Hotes
Most good hotels are fully booked in major cities and it is difficult to find a suitable hotel.

Traffic Jams
There are big traffic jams on Haraz Road which is the only access to Mt Damavand, also traffic problem on other Iran roads so there would be disorders and delays for transportation.

Accidents
The roads are not safe and most road accidents and casualties happen in this periods. Public cars and buses are very busy and divers are too tired. All kind of mad driving and bad driving by non-expericed drivers, beginners (also called Sunday drivers) happens in Iran holidays.

Trek Damavand Iran
Damavand Trekking Tour
August 2012 - Photo Amir Manian

Iran Holidays in 2017


10 Feb
Iranian revolution Day 22 Bahman 1979
Bahman 22 Victory of the Revolution پیروزی انقلاب

2 March
Jamaad-ath-Thaanee 3 Martyrdom of Fatima شهادت حضرت فاطمه
2-3 March long weekend

19 March
Nationalization of Iran oil industries 1951
Esfand 29 ملی شدن صنعت نفت

Major Holiday 16 March to 2 April
Persian New Year - 1396
There is a major holidays in Iran for the Iranian new year (21 March), the holidays start from 16 March and will last to 2 April. This period is not not recommended for Mt Damavand climb/skitour or any kind of travel in Iran, because nothing is in order in this end and you may not enjoy the mountain or travel to Iran.

1 April
Iran Islamic Republic Day
Farvardin 12, Ruz-e Jumhuri

2 April
Nature Day - Sizdah Bedar 13th day after the new year, end of festivities for Nowruz
Farvardin 13, روز طبیعت also known as Sizde-Bedar (سیزده‌بدر)

10 April
Rajab 13 Birth of Imam Ali ولادت امام علی

24 April
Rajab 27 Mission of Muhammad بعثت حضرت محمد

12 May
Sha'aban 15 Birth of Imam Mahdi ولادت امام مهدی

Major Holiday 1 - 4 June
3 - 4 June
Khordad 14 & 15 Rehlat
There is a holiday and long weekend in the first week of June, the holidays start from 1 June and will last to 4 June. Due to mountain crowd and road traffic these days are not recommended for Mt Damavand climbing tour or any kind of travel around Tehran.

16 June
Ramadhan 21 Martyrdom of Imam Ali شهادت امام علی

26 - 27 June
Shawwal 1-2 Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadhan) عید فطر
The mountain would be very crowded from 26 to 30 June 2017.

20 July
Shawwal 25 Martyrdom of Imam Jafar شهادت امام جعفر صادق
20-21 July long weekend

Major Holiday 31 Aug to 2 Sep
2 September
Dh-ul-Hajja 10 Eid ul-Adha (Ghurban) عید قربان
31 Aug to 2 Sep long weekend + holiday

10 September
Dh-ul-Hajja 18 Eid al-Ghadeer عید غدیر

Major Holiday 28 Sep - 1 Oct
30 September
Muharram 9 Tasu'a of Imam Hussain تاسوعا

1 - October
Muharram 10 Ashura of Imam Hussain عاشورا
28 Sep - 1 October long weekend + holiday

10 November
Safar 20 Arba'een of Imam Hussain اربعین

Major Holiday 16 - 18 Nov
18 November
Safar 28 Demise of prophet Muhammad
وفات حضرت محمد
16 - 18 Nov long weekend + holiday

10 December
Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (Mujtaba)
شهادت امام حسن مجتبی

Multi-Layer Cloud on Mount Damavand Iran
A Multi-Layer Cloud on Mount Damavand Iran
Fabulous capture by Abdulah Hekmat

Iran Holidays in 2016


11 Feb
Iranian revolution Day 22 Bahman 1979
Bahman 22 Victory of the Revolution پیروزی انقلاب
11-12 Feb long weekend

13 March
Jamaad-ath-Thaanee 3 Martyrdom of Fatima شهادت حضرت فاطمه

19 March
Nationalization of Iran oil industries 1951
Esfand 29 ملی شدن صنعت نفت

31 March
Iran Islamic Republic Day
Farvardin 12, Ruz-e Jumhuri

17 March to 1 April
Persian New Year - 1395
There is a major holidays in Iran for the Iranian new year (21 March), the holidays start from 17 March and will last to 1 April. This period is not not recommended for Mt Damavand climb/skitour or any kind of travel in Iran, because nothing is in order in this end and you may not enjoy the mountain or travel to Iran.

1 April
Nature Day - Sizdah Bedar 13th day after the new year, end of festivities for Nowruz
Farvardin 13, روز طبیعت also known as Sizde-Bedar (سیزده‌بدر)

21 April
Rajab 13 Birth of Imam Ali ولادت امام علی
21-22 April long weekend

5 May
Rajab 27 Mission of Muhammad بعثت حضرت محمد
5-6 May long weekend

22 May
Sha'aban 15 Birth of Imam Mahdi ولادت امام مهدی

2-4 June
Khordad 14 & 15 Rehlat
There is a holiday and long weekend in the first week of June, the holidays start from 2 June and will last to 4 June. Due to mountain crowd and road traffic these days are not recommended for Mt Damavand climbing tour or any kind of travel around Tehran.

27 June
Ramadhan 21 Martyrdom of Imam Ali شهادت امام علی

6 - 8 July
Shawwal 1-2 Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadhan) عید فطر
6 - 8 July holiday + long weekend

30 July
Shawwal 25 Martyrdom of Imam Jafar شهادت امام جعفر صادق
28-30 July long weekend + holiday

12 September
Dh-ul-Hajja 10 Eid ul-Adha (Ghurban) عید قربان

20 September
Dh-ul-Hajja 18 Eid al-Ghadeer عید غدیر
20 - 23 September holiday + weekend

11 - 12 October
Muharram 9 Tasu'a of Imam Hussain تاسوعا
Muharram 10 Ashura of Imam Hussain عاشورا
11 - 14 October, holidays + long weekend

20 November
Safar 20 Arba'een of Imam Hussain اربعین

28 November
Safar 28 Demise of prophet Muhammad
وفات حضرت محمد

30 November
Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (Mujtaba)
شهادت امام حسن مجتبی
30 Nov-2 Dec holidays + long weekend

Trekking Damavand Iran, Photo by A. Soltani
Summer Trekking Mt Damavand Iran
Photo by Ardeshir Soltani

Iran Holidays in 2015


9 January
Rabi'-ul-Awwal 17 Birth of Muhammad and Imam Jafar ولادت حضرت محمد و امام جعفر صادق

11 Feb
Iranian revolution Day 22 Bahman 1979
Bahman 22 Victory of the Revolution پیروزی انقلاب

20 March
Nationalization of the oil industries 1951
Esfand 29 ملی شدن صنعت نفت

23 March
Jamaad-ath-Thaanee 3 Martyrdom of Fatima شهادت حضرت فاطمه

19 March to 3 April
Persian New Year - 1394
There is a major holidays in Iran for the Iranian new year (21 March), the holidays start from 19 March and will last to 3 April 2015. This period is not not recommended for Mt Damavand climb/skitour or any kind of travel in Iran, because nothing is in order in this end and you may not enjoy the mountain or travel to Iran.

1 April
Republic Day
Farvardin 12, Ruz-e Jumhuri

2 April
Nature Day Sizdah Bedar 13th day after the new year, end of festivities for Nowruz
Farvardin 13, روز طبیعت also known as Sizde-Bedar (سیزده‌بدر)

2 May
Rajab 13 Birth of Imam Ali ولادت امام علی
30 April to 2 May holiday + long weekend

16 May
Rajab 27 Mission of Muhammad بعثت حضرت محمد
14 to 16 May holiday + long weekend

3 June
Sha'aban 15 Birth of Imam Mahdi ولادت امام مهدی
3 June to 5 June, holiday + long weekend

4 & 5 June
Khordad 14& 15 Rehlat
There is a holiday and long weekend in the first week of June, the holidays start from 3 June and will last to 5 June 2015. Due to mountain crowd and road traffic these days are not recommended for Mt Damavand climbing tour or any kind of travel around Tehran.

8 July
Ramadhan 21 Martyrdom of Imam Ali شهادت امام علی
8 - 10 July, holiday + long weekend

18 - 19 July
Shawwal 1-2 Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadhan) عید فطر
16 - 19 July, holidays + long weekend

11 August
Shawwal 25 Martyrdom of Imam Jafar شهادت امام جعفر صادق

26 August
11 Dhu'l-Qa'dah, Birth of Emam Reza ولادت امام رضا
26 - 28 August, holidays + long weekend

24 September
Dh-ul-Hajja 10 Eid ul-Adha (Ghurban) عید قربان
24 - 25 Seprember, long weekend

2 October
Dh-ul-Hajja 18 Eid al-Ghadeer عید غدیر
1 - 2 October, long weekend

23 - 24 October
Muharram 9 Tasu'a of Imam Hussain تاسوعا
Muharram 10 Ashura of Imam Hussain عاشورا
22 - 24 October, holidays + long weekend

2 December
Safar 20 Arba'een of Imam Hussain اربعین
3 - 4 December, long weekend

10 December
Safar 28 Demise of prophet Muhammad
وفات حضرت محمد

12 December
Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (Mujtaba)
شهادت امام حسن مجتبی
10 - 12 December, long weekend + holiday

Damavand Mountain
Damavand Cap Cloud
Photo by A. Soltani

Iran Calendar

There are too many holidays in Iranian calendar which is the major problem for foreign tourists because some sightseeing sites are closed especially in religious holidays. Also some unofficial holidays are added to these national holidays making it worse.

Three different calendar systems are used in Iran are the main cause of problem and make some major holidays and long weekends:

1 - The Solar calendar "Hejri-Shamsi" is the main calendar.
2 - The Lunar calendar " Hejri-Qamari" is for religious events.
3 - The Gregorian calendar is for international events like May Day.

Iranian (Persian) New Year - Nowruz

The Persian year or Solar Hejri year begins 21 March of each Gregorian calendar and ends 20 March of the next year. The first day of the Iranian calendar is also the beginning of the greatest festival and holidays in Iran, Afghanistan and surrounding countries, it is called Novruz ( nov = new) and ruz = day, meaning "new day").

Novruz is the traditional Iranian (Persian) new year holiday celebrated in Iran which marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Persian Calendar. It is celebrated on the first day of spring in northern hemisphere. It usually occurs on the March 21 or the previous/following day. Nowruz is referred to as an Eid festival.

Major Iranian Public Holidays and Anniversaries

Dates for anniversaries are based on the Persian solar calendar, Muslim calendar or Zoroastrian calendar, there are about 25 holidays.

Persian Holidays in Solar Calendar

11 February

Iranian revolution Day 22 Bahman 1979
Bahman 22 Victory of the Revolution پیروزی انقلاب

20 March

Nationalization of the oil industries 1951
Esfand 29 ملی شدن صنعت نفت

21 to 24 March

Iranian New Year Nowruz of ancient Iranian origin
Farvardin, Nowrooz عید نوروز Also known as "Eid"

1 April

Republic Day
Farvardin 12, Ruz-e Jumhuri

2 April

Nature Day

Sizdah Bedar 13th day after the new year, end of festivities for Nowruz
Farvardin 13, روز طبیعت also known as Sizde-Bedar (سیزده‌بدر)

4 - 5 June

Khordad 14 Rehlat, there is a major holidays in Iran in the first week of june, 4 and 5 June 2010, (unofficially may be more, due to the long weekend).

Iran Holidays in Lunar Calendar

The dates on the Muslim calendar vary from year to year.

Date English Name Local Name Remarks
Muharram 9 Tasu'a of Imam Hussain تاسوعا
Muharram 10 Ashura of Imam Hussain عاشورا
Safar 20 Arba'een of Imam Hussain اربعین
Safar 28 Demise of prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (Mujtaba)
وفات حضرت محمد و شهادت امام حسن مجتبی
Safar 30 Martyrdom of Imam Reza شهادت امام رضا
Rabi'-ul-Awwal 17 Birth of Muhammad and Imam Jafar ولادت حضرت محمد و امام جعفر صادق
Jamaad-ath-Thaanee 3 Martyrdom of Fatima شهادت حضرت فاطمه
Rajab 13 Birth of Imam Ali ولادت امام علی
Rajab 27 Mission of Muhammad بعثت حضرت محمد
Sha'aban 15 Birth of Imam Mahdi ولادت امام مهدی
Ramadhan 21 Martyrdom of Imam Ali شهادت امام علی
Shawwal 1 Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadhan) عید فطر
Shawwal 25 Martyrdom of Imam Jafar شهادت امام جعفر صادق
Dh-ul-Hajja 10 Eid ul-Adha (Ghurban) عید قربان
Dh-ul-Hajja 18 Eid al-Ghadeer عید غدیر

Mt Damavand Peak
Mt Damawand Summit Iran

Gregorian Vs Solar Hejri Calendars

To convert the Solar Hejri year into Gregorian year add 621 years to the current Solar Hejri year (provided the Gregorian day is 21 March or later, if earlier in the year, add 622).

Gregorian calendars = Solar Hejri - Shamsi calendars
A short table of year correspondences between the Gregorianand the Iranian calendars.
2011–2012 = 1390
2012–2013 = 1391
2013–2014 = 1392
2014–2015 = 1393
2015–2016 = 1394

Crowd Damavand Camp3 Bargah Sevom
Damavand Camp3 Bargah Sevom Tents and Crowd

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