فارسي
جمعه 22 آذر 1398
فارسي|Home|About Culture House|Language Classes|Contact Us|Archived News|Sitemap
IRAN
Azaan Timing

 

Events
Sight seeing of Iran

Tomb Of Hafez, Shiraz

Amir Chakhmaq Square, Yazd

The official Iranian Calendar and Secular Holidays

The official Iranian calendar dates from the Hegira of Mohammad in 622 AD. However, unlike the Arab Muslim calendar, it is solar. The first 6th Iranian months have 31 days, the other five - 30, and the last month is 29, or 30 in the leap year. The Iranian months start on the 20th or 21st day of the months of the Gregorian calendar. The names of the Iranian months are very ancient and have Old Persian roots:

Farvardin: from fravahar (the divine nature of things)

Ordiebesht: angel of purity and holiness, keeper of all the fire on earth

Khordad: righteousness and perfection

Tir: angel of rain and prosperity

Mordad: eternal life

Shahrivar: the name of Ahuramazda's country

Mehr: Mithra, god of the sun, light, and Love

Aban: angel of water

Azar: angel of fire, the most sacred substance, according to Iranian beliefs

Dey: creator and giver, attributes of Ahuramazada

Bahman: the angel of everything good, the second in the Zoroastrian divine hierarchy after Ahuramazda

Esfand: safe guarder of prosperity

 

The official Iranian Calendar Secular Holidays include:

 

Nowruz

 1 to 4 Farvardin

The Day of the Islamic Republic

12 Farvardin

The Day of Nature, or Sizdah-be-Dar

13 Farvardin

The Day of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Death

14 Khordad

Anniversary of the Uprising Following Ayatollah Khomeini’s Arrest

22 Bahman

The Day of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution

15 Khordad

The Day of the Nationalization of Oil

29 Esfand

 Reference(s):

- Rahim Poor, Ali (2002). The Traveler’s guide to Iran. Iran. Tehran & Isfahan. Rasaneh Kaj & Naghshe Hasti. p.p. 36&47

Vote
Disable
Visitors` Statistics
 Visitors of page : 910
 Visitors of day : 34
 Visitors sum : 432926
 Online visitors : 1
 Page load : 4.2032