In Iran, there are several yearly cultural and religious events that provide insight into the people’s daily life. And taking part in any of them will undoubtedly offer you a new perspective on the nation. Iran festivals are another hidden cultural element of this country, that makes Iran, worth traveling to.

As Iran is culturally diverse, it will be expected a variety of national festivals and ceremonies. The celebration of Iranian New Year, Nowruz, is the most important festival in Iran. It starts on March 20 and takes place over 12 days.

These nine Iran festivals are worth visiting if you want to soak up some culture.

  • Nowruz (Persian new year)
  • Yalda Night (the longest night of the year)
  • Chahar Shanbeh Soori (Festival of Fire)
  • Kashan Rosewater Festival
  • Mehregan Festival
  • Sizdah Bedar (Nature day)
  • Saffron Harvest
  • Tasua & Ashura