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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
06
Army Day
Start date:
6 January 2016
April
09
Baghdad Liberation Day
Start date:
9 April 2016

Regional observation only (Kurdistan).

May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
July
14
Republic Day
Start date:
14 July 2016
August
08
Ceasefire Day (End of Iran-Iraq War)
Start date:
8 August 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
National Day
Start date:
3 October 2016
October
03
Islamic New Year
Start date:
3 October 2016
October
12
Ashura
Start date:
12 October 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

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