Closed Days and Public Holidays

ATU's Closed Days

Academic years at Allameh Tabataba'i University (ATU) include two semesters. The First Semester or the Autumn Semester generally begins in the second week of September and lasts until December. The Second or the Spring Semester generally starts at the beginning of February and ends in early June. As the First Semester's Final Exams usually start in early January and last for two weeks, no classes are held in the last two weeks of January, and students have time to refresh.

Moreover, the Second Semester at ATU includes a two-week holiday on the occasion of the Iranian New Year, known as The Nowruz (literally meaning the "new day"). The other main holiday in Iranian universities, including ATU, is the summer holiday, starting in mid-June and ending with the start of the First Semester in the second week of September. The summer holiday usually lasts for 11 weeks.

Iranian universities are also closed on weekends, including Thursdays and Fridays. Below, the days ATU is planned to be closed during the academic year 2022-2023 are listed.

Note: The following list of Closed Days and Public Holidays is tentative and open to change. Therefore, the holidays might be more extensive in air pollution and severe weather conditions, among others. Accordingly, all professors, students, and researchers planning to visit ATU are suggested to make arrangements with or their Iranian host at ATU before visiting the university.


Weekend Holidays

In Iran, Thursday and Friday are the weekends, and most public institutions, including all universities, are closed. On these dates, no administrative or educational services are offered.


Pubic Holidays

All the Bank Holidays marked in the Iranian calendar for the academic year 2022-2023 are listed below. As for the weekends, no academic and administrative service is provided in the university during public holidays.


September 2022

17    Arbaeen of Hussain (PBUH) (Religious holiday)

25    Holy Prophet's (PBUH) Decease and Imam Hassan Mojtaba's (PBUH) Shahadat

27    Imam Reza's (PBUH) Shahadat


October 2022

5    Imam Hassan Askari's (PBUH) Shahadat


December 2022

27    Shahadat of Fatima bint Muhammad (PBUH)


February 2023

4    Birth Anniversary of Imam Ali (PBUH)

11    Anniversary of the 1979 Glorious Revolution in Iran

18    Prophet Mohammad's Bi'thah (First Revelation)


March 2023

8    Birth Anniversary of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) and the Mid-Sha'ban Holiday

20    Anniversary of the Oil Nationalisation in Iran

21 to 31    Nowruz (New Year) Holidays


April 2023

1 & 2           Nowruz (New Year) Holidays

22 & 23    Eid al-Fitr


May 2023

16    Shahadat of Imam Ja'far Sadiq (PBUH)


June 2023

4    Imam Khomeini's (PBUH) decease anniversary

5    Anniversary of the Mid-Khordad Bloody Uprisings

29    Eid al-Qurban