Months and Seasons

Iranians have their own calendar. The Iranian new year (Nowruz) begins on the first day of spring at the exact time of the vernal equinox. Spring is the first season of the year and each month corresponds to a zodiac sign.

بهار bahâr spring
فروردینFarvardin (31 days)Aries
اردیبهشتOrdibehesht (31 days)Taurus
خردادKhordâd (31 days)Gemini
تابستان tâbestân summer
تیرTir (31 days)Cancer
مردادMordâd (31 days)Leo
شهریورShahrivar (31 days)Virgo
پاییز pâyiz fall
مهرMehr (30 days)Libra
آبانÂbân (30 days)Scorpio
آذرÂzar (30 days)Sagittarius
زمستان zemestân winter
دیDey (30 days)Capricorn
بهمنBahman (30 days)Aquarius
اسفندEsfand (29/30 days)Pisces