Things to Know before traveling to Iran

Things to Know before traveling to Iran

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It is really interesting for you to know that Iranian use 4 calendars to find a date. As there are many occasions and events in Iran and because Iran is a multi cultural country, people have to check the events with different calendars.

Persian New Year is shown in our own solar calendar. It is based on earth's rotation and is the most exact calendar in the world.

Ancient Calendar is another one which was made many many years ago and our ancestors used to use it. Although it has changed a lot, people refer to it when they want to see the original name of the months or some old celebration.

We also follow a lunar calendar which is made by Arabs. As we are Muslims, we should follow it for our religious events like Ramadan, Martyrdom of our religious Leaders and Prophet.

Iranian use the Christian calendar as well. For some interesting events like Valentine's day and Christmas they have a look at their Christian calendar too.

That is why you see at least 3 numbers for each date in our calendar. For example, our calendar shows 1st Farvardi, 21st March, 3rd Rajab. The first one is from solar, the second from Christian and the last is from lunar one. The Ancient one is also the same as 1st Farvardin.


As Iran is full of cultural attractions and events and because we are aware you are eager to get involved with our culture, let's see which Iranian is waiting for you and what cultural attraction you are going to experience.  

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Iran New year is 13 hours and 58 minutes and 40 seconds (thirteen and fifty eight minutes and forty seconds) at noon

Monday, March 30, 1395

21th Jamsi al-Thani 1438 AH

And March 20, 2017

Central Time
March equinox 2017 will be at 5:28 AM
Monday, March 20

Iran Time
March Equinox 2017 will be at 1:58 PM
Monday, Esfand 30 AP

(There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal.)

When to travel to Iran?
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Determining the best time to travel to Iran depends on very personal and local factors. For example, some people prefer to travel to Iran when the weather is not hot or too crowded, and some prefer to travel to Iran. Traditional and local event.

All seasons have their own attractions. Thanks to the geographical diversity, you can experience all kinds of climates in every season in Iran.

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