In the first section, we outlined January-May: Top events in Iran month by month

June
Near the end of spring and getting hotter as days go by, but if you’re interested in any town in the Khuzestan County know that the weather is different around there, and although everywhere in the country the weather is cold, in Khuzestan it is not, but don’t get cold feet it’s still a good time to visit.

The departure of the late supreme leader of Iran
June the 4th is the day that the country commemorates the death of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Around 50 thousand people travel to Tehran, Qom and Khomeini’s home in order to participate in this remembrance ordeal. The day after is the day that Khomeini got arrested in 1963, if you think 50 thousand is a lot, think again, because there are a lot more people traveling to get to Tehran on that day.

Kashan’s annual rose festival
One of the Top events in Iran is “Golabgiri” in Kashan. Kashan is one of the most beautiful and out of touch cities in Iran, and when this day comes around, it gets even more beautiful. In this festival, locals pick the roses and cut the petals in order to produce rose-water. The actual “festival” so to say happens in villages around Kashan. More info: Golabgiri

October
The snows have melted and the roads are cleared for a much-needed getaway, but be aware that the northern cities are swarming with people this time of year. Almost every human being in the country tries to get north in around this time, and it’s amazing how it is an annual ordeal.

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Nomad’s annual migration ordeal
Nomads are on the move, this time of the year, heading downhill to find warmer places. If you want to get a look at the ordeal you can find them around the hills and back roads of the Zagros Mountains around Shiraz if you are lucky enough.

November
The weather is getting cold around this time. Traveling to the mountains of western Iran can be a challenge, but other options like the coast and cities of central Iran can be a treat if you’re in the mood for it.

Martyrdom of Imam Reza
Imam Reza’s death is considered a huge deal in Mashhad, people from all walks of life come to pay their respects at the vast monument called the Haram-e Razavi. It’s going to be around November or October in the coming years.

December
These are supposed to be the coldest days of Iran, except of course in Khuzestan where you’ll be surprised how different the weather is. In western Iran expect for the cold, you can find clear skies, little hills with snow on top of them and overall, amazing scenery, so it’s a good time for taking photos.

Yalda
Yalda night is the longest night of the year in Iran and its celebrated annually. You’ll be surprised at how big a deal it is. Family and friends gather together to eat pomegranates and watermelons while of course reciting the words of some of the most famous Persian poets like Hafez and Saadi and so on. More info: Yalda

Eid al-Fitr
At the end of Ramadan, there is a holiday and on this day they celebrate the end of fasting, by holding mass prayers around the country and eating as much as possible. This holiday can also fall in December depending on the year.
September
By the end of summer the heat almost cools off around the country, but of course not in Khuzestan. In other cities, you can even go skiing and have fun while enjoying the weather.

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Ashura
the tenth day of Muharram in the Hijri Qamari calendar (Islamic calendar). Ashura is the annual remembrance of the time that Imam Hossein got killed by an army of “infidels” so to say and it is the most intense and passionate ordeal there is. On this day religious shows and plays are held right on the street. In coming years it falls in September and August.

Attention: the date of some religious festival changes because of difference between Hijri Qamari calender and Solar Hijri Calendar (Iran official calendar). More info: Hijri Qamari, More info: Solar Hijri

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