Iraq has a total of 22 holidays in 2021. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Army Day
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Army Day is a national holiday in Iraq
Rebellion Anniversary
Friday, March 5, 2021 Rebellion Anniversary is a regional holiday in Iraq
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Iraq (Baghdad)
Sunday, March 21, 2021 Nowruz is a regional holiday in Iraq
Baghdad Liberation Day
Friday, April 9, 2021 Baghdad Liberation Day is a regional holiday in Iraq
Labor Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021 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.
Eid al-Fitr holiday
Friday, May 14, 2021 Eid al-Fitr holiday is a national holiday in Iraq
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Iraq (Baghdad)
Republic Day
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Republic Day is a national holiday in Iraq
Eid al-Adha
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 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.
Eid al-Adha holiday
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Eid al-Adha holiday is a national holiday in Iraq
Islamic New Year
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Ashura is a national holiday in Iraq
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Iraq (Baghdad)
Iraqi Independence Day
Sunday, October 3, 2021 Iraqi Independence Day is a national holiday in Iraq
The Prophet's Birthday
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Anniversary of Victory over ISIS
Friday, December 10, 2021 Anniversary of Victory over ISIS is a national holiday in Iraq
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Iraq (Baghdad)
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.