Sites Opening Hours

 

NOWROUZ TOURIST ATTRACTION’S OPENING HOURS &ENTRIIES

UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE,HANDICRAFTS AND TOURISM ORGANISATIONS

NAME OF ATTRACTION

TIME

ENTRY

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES:PASARGADE, PERSEPOLIS

۷:۳۰-۱۷:۳۰

۱۵.۰۰۰ T.

BISHAPOUR (TANGE TCHOGAN)

۷:۳۰-۲۰:۰۰

۱۰:۰۰۰T.

PERSEPOLIS MUSEUM- FIROUZABAD (ATASHKADE)& GHALEDOKHTAR

– NAGHSH E ROSTAM

۷:۳۰-۱۷:۳۰

۱۰.۰۰۰t.

HAFEZ CULTURAL-HISTORIC COMPLEX

ROUND THE CLOCK

۱۵.۰۰۰T.

SAADI CULTURAL-HISTORIC COMPLEX

۷:۳۰-۲۴:۰۰

۱۵:۰۰۰T.

BAZAR VAKIL &SARAYE MOSHIR(HANDICRAFTS BAZAR)

CLOSED ONLY FRIDAYS

۱۵:۰۰۰T.

CITADEL OF KARIMKHAN ZAND(ARG)

۷:۳۰-۲۲:۰۰

۱۵:۰۰۰T.

PARS MUSEUM(NAZAR GARDEN)

۷:۳۰-۲۰:۰۰

۱۰.۰۰۰t.

BATH MUSEUM (HAMAM VAKIL)

۷:۳۰-۲۱:۰۰

۱۰.۰۰۰t.

STONE MUSEUM (HAFT TANAN)

۷:۳۰-۲۰:۰۰

۵۰۰۰t.

WATER MUSEUM (AB ANBAR E VAKIL)

۷:۳۰-۱۷:۳۰

۵۰۰۰t.

TRADITIONAL AND LOCAL MUSEUM ART GALLERY(MANTEGHINEZHAD HOUSE)

۹:۰۰-۱۲:۰۰

Tuesdays

ART MUSEUM (FOROUGH OL MOLK HOUSE)GALLERY

۸:۰۰-۱۲:۰۰

All days

INLAY MUSEUM (SAADAT HOUSE)ART GALLER

۸:۳۰-۱۷:۰۰

All days

Gardens&Museums

The gardens Museums under managementr  of municipality & ShirazUniversity

Name

Time

Entry

Eram garden(shiraz botanical garden

۸:۰۰-۱۲:۰۰

۱۵:۳۰-۱۷:۳۰

Jahan nama garden

۸:۰۰-۲۰:۰۰

Karim khan castle & garden(traditionalrestaurant)

۸:۰۰-۲۰:۰۰

Delgosha garden

۸:۰۰-۲۱:۰۰

Afifabad garden(military museum)

Naranjestan garden & museum

Natural history museum

Nasiralmolk mosque

Ziya’yan house

Fars history museum

Farsh museum(carpet)

 

 

 

 

Light and sound show in Persepolis :only during Nowrouz &Summer at 20:00 and 20:45 entry:15000t.

The door of the sites will be closed 30 minutes befor the time off

During the 6 religious mourning days,touristic sites are closed:

The day of Emam Ali’s martyrdom(21 th ramadan)

The tasouaa(9th moharam)

The Ashoura(10th moharam)

The 15th khordad

The 28th safar

Arba’in e hoseini

During 22th bahman and the Ghods Day(the last Friday of ramadan) all monuments are closed till 14:30

 

 

 

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Autumn & winter TOURIST ATTRACTION’S OPENING HOURS &ENTRIIES

UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE,HANDICRAFTS AND TOURISM ORGANISATIONS

NAME OF ATTRACTION

TIME

ENTRY

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES:PASARGADE, PERSEPOLIS

۷:۳۰-۱۸:۰۰

۱۵.۰۰۰ T.

BISHAPOUR (TANGE TCHOGAN)

۷:۳۰-۱۸:۰۰

۱۰:۰۰۰T.

PERSEPOLIS MUSEUM- FIROUZABAD (ATASHKADE)& GHALEDOKHTAR

– NAGHSH E ROSTAM

۷:۳۰-۱۸:۰۰

۱۰.۰۰۰t.

HAFEZ CULTURAL-HISTORIC COMPLEX

۷:۳۰-۲۱:۳۰

۱۵.۰۰۰T.

SAADI CULTURAL-HISTORIC COMPLEX

۷:۳۰-۲۱:۰۰

۱۵:۰۰۰T.

BAZAR VAKIL &SARAYE MOSHIR(HANDICRAFTS BAZAR)

closed FRIDAYS

۱۵:۰۰۰T.

CITADEL OF KARIMKHAN ZAND(ARG)

۷:۳۰-۲۰:۳۰

۱۵:۰۰۰T.

PARS MUSEUM(NAZAR GARDEN)

۷:۳۰-۱۸:۰۰

۱۰.۰۰۰t.

BATH MUSEUM (HAMAM VAKIL)

۷:۳۰-۲۰:۰۰

۱۰.۰۰۰t.

STONE MUSEUM (HAFT TANAN)

۷:۳۰-۱۸:۰۰

۵۰۰۰t.

WATER MUSEUM (AB ANBAR E VAKIL)

۷:۳۰-۱۸:۰۰

۵۰۰۰t.

TRADITIONAL AND LOCAL MUSEUM ART GALLERY(MANTEGHINEZHAD HOUSE)

۹:۰۰-۱۲:۰۰

Tuesdays

ART MUSEUM (FOROUGH OL MOLK HOUSE)GALLERY

۸:۰۰-۱۲:۰۰

All days

INLAY MUSEUM (SAADAT HOUSE)ART GALLER

۸:۳۰-۱۷:۰۰

All days

 

Gardens&Museums

The gardens Museums under management of municipality & ShirazUniversity

Name

Time

Entry

Eram garden(shiraz botanical garden

۸:۰۰-۱۲:۳۰

۱۵:۰۰-۱۸:۳۰

۱۵۰۰۰

Jahan nama garden

۸:۰۰-۲۱:۰۰

۱۵۰۰۰

Karim khan castle & garden(traditionalrestaurant)

۸:۰۰-۲۰:۰۰

۱۵۰۰۰

Delgosha garden

۷:۳۰-۲۲:۰۰

۵۰۰

Afifabad garden(military museum)

۸:۰۰-۱۲:۳۰
۱۵:۰۰-۱۸:۰۰

۱۰۰۰۰

Naranjestan garden & museum

۷:۳۰-۱۹:۰۰

۱۵۰۰۰

Natural history museum

۱۵۰۰۰

Nasiralmolk mosque

۷:۳۰-۱۲:۰۰
۱۵:۳۰-۱۸:۰۰

۱۵۰۰۰

Ziya’yan house

۱۵۰۰۰

Fars history museum

۸:۰۰-۱۹:۰۰

۱۵۰۰۰

Farsh museum(carpet)

vakil mosque۹:۰۰-sunset۵۰۰

 

 

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TIME & CALENDAR

IRANIAN CALENDAR

Iranian official calendar, regulate according to Solar year & Iranian months.21 March, equal 1 Farvardin, is beginning of Iranian New Year. Also in Iran, Lunar calendar announce officially. Lunar year is 10 days less than Solar year ,so days of performing religious rites, that adjust according Lunar calendar, each year is different from next & former years. Therefore it recommended to tourists that arrange their proper traveling time with related agency. Especially in Ramadan month that Muslim Iranian, are fasting and in Muharram are mournful, so these situations influence on daily & current activities   and some days in these two month is public holiday. Friday is official holiday.

The Iranian calendars or sometime Persian calendars are a succession of calendars invented or used for over two millennia in Greater Iran. One of the longest chronological records in human history, the Iranian calendar has been modified time and again during its history to suit administrative, climatic, and religious purposes.

The modern Iranian calendar (Solar Hejri) is now the official calendar in Iran and Afghanistan. It begins on the vernal equinox as determined by astronomical calculations for the Iran Standard Time meridian (52.5°E or GMT+3.5h).

This determination of starting moment is more accurate than the Gregorian calendar because it is synchronized with the vernal equinox year, but requires consulting an astronomical almanac. Its years are designated AP, short for Anno Persico.

The Iranian year usually begins within a day of 21 March of the Gregorian calendar. To find the corresponding year of the Gregorian calendar, add 621 or 622 (depending on the time of the year) to a Solar Hejri year.

On 21 February 1911, the second Persian parliament adopted as the official calendar of Iran the Jalālī solar calendar with months bearing the names of the twelve constellations of the zodiac and the years named for the animals of the duodecennial cycle; it remained in use until 1925. The present Iranian calendar was legally adopted on 31 March 1925, under the early Pahlavi dynasty. The law said that the first day of the year should be the first day of spring in “the true solar year”, “as it has been”. It also fixed the number of days in each month, which previously varied by year with the tropical zodiac. It revived the ancient Persian names, which are still used. It specified the origin of the calendar (Hegira of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE). It also deprecated the 12-year cycles of the Chinese-Uighur calendar which were not officially sanctioned but were commonly used.

The first six months (Farvardin–Shahrivar) have 31 days, the next five (Mehr–Bahman) have 30 days, and the last month (Esfand) has 29 days or 30 days in leap years. The reason the first six months have 31 days and the rest 30 may have to do with the fact that the sun moves slightly more slowly along the ecliptic in the northern spring and summer than in the northern autumn and winter (the time between the vernal equinox and the autumnal equinox is about 186 days and 10 hours, the opposite duration about 178 days, 20 hours).

The Solar Hejri calendar produces a five-year leap year interval after about every seven four-year leap year intervals. It usually follows a 33-year cycle with occasional interruptions by single 29-year or 37-year subcycles. By contrast, some less accurate predictive algorithms are suggestion based on confusion between average tropical year (365.2422 days, approximated with near 128-year cycles or 2820-year great cycles) and the mean interval between spring equinoxes (365.2424 days, approximated with a near 33-year cycle).

In 1976, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi changed the origin of the calendar, using the birth of Cyrus as the first day, rather than the Hejra of Muhammad. Overnight, the year changed from 1355 to 2535. The change lasted till the Islamic Revolution in Iran, 1979; at which time the calendar was reverted back to Solar Hejri.

 

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ZODIAC SIGNS

Each month of the current Iranian calendar corresponds to the 12 signs of the zodiac in western tropical astrology. The vernal equinox or first point of aries are taken to be the beginning of the solar year.

Month number

Month name (Persian)

Zodiac sign

۱

Farvardin

Aries

۲

Ordibehesht

Taurus

۳

Khordad

Gemini

۴

Tir

Cancer

۵

Mordad

Leo

۶

Shahrivar

Virgo

۷

Mehr

Libra

۸

Aban

Scorpio

۹

Azar

Sagittarius

۱۰

Dey

Capricorn

۱۱

Bahman

Aquarius

۱۲

Esfand

Pisces

 

IRANIAN MONTH NAMES

Order

Days

Iranian Persian

Iranian-English

Native Script

۱

۳۱

Farvardin

فروردین

۲

۳۱

Ordibehesht

اردیبهشت

۳

۳۱

Khordad

خرداد

۴

۳۱

Tir

تیر

۵

۳۱

Amordad

امرداد

۶

۳۱

Shahrivar

شهریور

۷

۳۰

Mehr

مهر

۸

۳۰

Aban

آبان

۹

۳۰

Azar

آذر

۱۰

۳۰

Dei

دی

۱۱

۳۰

Bahman

بهمن

۱۲

۲۹/۳۰

Esfand

اسفند

The first day of the calendar year is also the day of the greatest festival of the year in Iran, Afghanistan and surrounding regions, called norooz (two morphemes: no (new) and rooz (day), meaning “new day”). The celebration is filled with many festivities and runs a course of 13 days. The last day of which is called siz-dah bedar (Literal translation-”۱۳ to outdoor”)

DAYS OF THE WEEK

In the Iranian calendar, every week begins on Saturday and ends on Friday. The names of the days of the week are as follows: shambe (natively spelled “shanbeh”), yekshambe,doshambeseshambechæharshambepanjshambe and jom’e (yek, do, se, chæhar, and panj are the Persian words for the numbers one through five). The name for Friday, jom’e, is Arabic (Persian). Jom’e is sometimes referred to by the native Persian name, adineh. In most Islamic countries, Friday is the weekly holiday.

Calculating the day of the week is easy, using an anchor date. One good such date is Sunday, 1 Farvardin ۱۳۷۲, which equals 21 March 1993. Assuming the 33-year cycle approximation, move back by one weekday to jump ahead by one 33-year cycle. Similarly, to jump back by one 33-year cycle, move ahead by one weekday.

As in the Gregorian calendar, dates move forward exactly one day of the week with each passing year, except if there is an intervening leap day when they move two days. The anchor date 1 Farvardin ۱۳۷۲ is chosen so that its 4th, 8th, …, ۳۲nd anniversaries come immediately after leap days, yet the anchor date itself does not immediately follow a leap day.

 

 


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

There are 25 holidays. Dates for anniversaries are based on the Persian calendar.

Holidays & Anniversaries in 1390 (21 March 2011 – ۱۹ March 2012) in Iran

Date

English name

Local name

Comments

۲۱–۲۴ March

Iranian New Year

Nowruz

of ancient Iranian origin

۱ April

Islamic Republic Day

Ruz-e Jumhuri-ye Eslami

Proclamation of the Islamic Republic on 1 April 1979

۲ April

Sizdah Bedar (Nature Day)

Sizdah Bedar

۱۳th day after the new year, end of festivities for Nowruz

۷ May

Martyrdom of Fatima

Shahdat-e Hazrat-e Fateme

۲۹ August 632

۴ June

Anniversary of the passing of RuhollahKhomeini

Dargozasht-e EmamKhomeini

۴ June 1989

۵ June

Anniversary of the uprising against the Shah

Ghiyam-e Panzdah-eKhordad

۶ June 1963

۱۶ June

Anniversary of Imam Ali

Milad-e Emam Ali

۱۱ October 599

۳۰ June

Mission of Muhammad

Be’sat Payambar

۹ July 609

۱۷ July

Anniversary of Imam Mahdi

Milad-e Emam Zamanroz-e mostasafin

۲ August 869

۲۱ August

Martyrdom of Imam Ali

Shahadat-e Emam Ali

۳۱ January 661

۳۱ August

End of Ramadan

Eid-e-Fitr

۲۴ September

Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq

Shahadat-e Emam Sadeq

۱۷ December 765

۷ November

Eid-e-Qorban

۱۵ November

Eid-e Ghadir

۲۱ March 632

۵ December

Tasoa-ye Hosseini

۱۲ October 680

۶ December

Martyrdom of Imam Hossein

Ashura

۱۳ October 680

۱۴ January

Arbaïn (۴۰th day after Ashura)

Arba’in-e Hosseini

۲۲ November 680

۲۲ January

Demise of Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan

۲۸ May 632 – ۳۰ March 670

۲۴ January

Martyrdom of Imam Reza

۹ September 818

۱۰ February

Anniversary of Muhammad and Anniversary of Imam Sadeq

۱۱ May 570 – ۲۴ April 702

۱۱ February

Iranian revolution Day

۲۲ Bahman

۱۱ February 1979

۱۹ March

Nationalization of the oil industries

Nowruz

۲۰ March 1951