4 calendars used in Iran | Let's Go Iran
4 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.00

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.  

 
 

Homestay tours in Iran Creative Tourism in Iran

Iran ski tours Travel to Iran with Kids

 
  • Tehran > Shiraz > Bavanat > Yazd > Esfahan > KashanBavanat Tour Map

    12 Days

    Visiting all the major historical attraction plus a great visit to world famous Bavanat to enjoy nomad life and nature.

    More Details
  • Tehran > Hamedan > Kermanshah > Shushtar > Ahvaz > Shiraz > Sepidan > Kerman > Yazd > Nain > Isfahan > Abyaneh > Kashan

    28 Days

    Travel Iran off the beaten path. A great combination of history and culture with nature. Iran has lots of attractions to offer and in this expansive itinerary, you would experience a great selection of them.

      

    More Details
  • Tehran > Shiraz > Javarg Village > Sepidan > Isfahan > Abyaneh > Kashan glimpse of iran s rural life tour map

    7 Days

    In this tour, you can get familiar with two different cultures at the same time, simple rural life next to nomadic life in Sepidan.

    More Details
  • Tehran > Shiraz > Yazd > Isfahan > Abyaneh > Hamedan > Qazvin > Anzali > Sarein

    16 Days

    Going in depth in Iran, visiting all the main hot spots plus visits to hamedan , ali sadr cave, qazvin and finally the hot springs and the amazing nature of sarein

    More Details
  • Tehran > Qazvin > Zanjan > Tabriz > Ardebil > Anzali > Masuleh

    13 Days  

    If this is your second time coming to Iran or you'd rather take an uncommon route for your journey please take a look at this itinerary

    More Details
  • Tehran > Shiraz > Persepolise > Yazd > Isfahan

    10 Days  

    Food is a wonderful vehicle for discovering Iran, with its fabulous regional produce featuring in stews, rice dishes, kebabs, and desserts. Join us on this journey.

    More Details
load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all

Testimonials

  • Of the 109 countries I have been blessed to visit Iran have moved to NUMBER 1 as one of my most special of all places
    Of the 109 countries I have been blessed to visit Iran have moved to NUMBER 1 as one of my most special of all places More Details
  • We recommended you to all our family and friends in Iran and in United states More Details
  • Parissa, you were so fantastic and helpful More Details
  • We enjoyed every part of the tour
    We enjoyed every part of the tour More Details
  • Mozhgan my darling, I just want to say thank you so much for all of you hard work for this trip More Details
  • Thank you very much for the excellently organized trip More Details
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5