Iraq Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
06
Army Day
Start date:
6 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

April
09
Baghdad Liberation Day
Start date:
9 April 2014

Regional observation only (Kurdistan).

May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
July
14
Republic Day
Start date:
14 July 2014
July
28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
August
08
Ceasefire Day (End of Iran-Iraq War)
Start date:
8 August 2014
October
03
National Day
Start date:
3 October 2014
October
04
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
25
Islamic New Year
Start date:
25 October 2014
November
03
Ashura
Start date:
3 November 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

January
06
Army Day
Start date:
6 January 2015
April
09
Baghdad Liberation Day
Start date:
9 April 2015

Regional observation only (Kurdistan).

May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
July
14
Republic Day
Start date:
14 July 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
08
Ceasefire Day (End of Iran-Iraq War)
Start date:
8 August 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
03
National Day
Start date:
3 October 2015
October
13
Islamic New Year
Start date:
13 October 2015
October
23
Ashura
Start date:
23 October 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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