Iraq has a total of 20 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||January 1||National holiday|
||Sunday||January 6||National holiday|
||Thursday||March 21||Local holiday|
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Wednesday||May 1||National holiday|
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
|Wednesday||June 5||National holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr holiday
||Friday||June 7||National holiday|
||Sunday||July 14||National holiday|
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
|Monday||August 12||National holiday|
|Eid al-Adha holiday
||Thursday||August 15||National holiday|
|Islamic New Year
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
|Sunday||September 1||National holiday|
||Tuesday||September 10||National holiday|
|Iraqi Independence Day
||Thursday||October 3||National holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday
Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
|Sunday||November 10||National holiday|
|Anniversary of Victory over ISIS
||Tuesday||December 10||National holiday|
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Wednesday||December 25||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.