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Iraq (Kurdistan) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dinar (IQD)
  • Internet domain: .iq - Telephone code: +964 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Friday & Saturday
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    Tuesday march 5, 2024Uprising DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday march 6, 2024National Day of Tolerance and CoexistenceEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday march 7, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday march 11, 2024Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday march 11, 2024Uprising DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday march 14, 2024Heroes DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday march 21, 2024NowruzZoroastrian
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    Sunday march 24, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday april 9, 2024Day of Saddam Hussein's downfallSecular holiday
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday april 11, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday april 12, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Tuesday april 16, 2024Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday june 13, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday june 18, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday june 19, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday june 20, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday july 7, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday july 14, 2024National DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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    Sunday september 1, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday september 15, 2024Mouloud - Mawlid (Prophet's birthday)Muslim, Sufi
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    Uprising Day

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    Tuesday march 5, 2024
    Secular holiday : Liberation of Ranya City

    National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence

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    Wednesday march 6, 2024
    Culture : Celebration declared after the meeting between Pope Francis and the Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. Francis’ visit to the highest Shiite cleric had taken place in the southern Iraqi Najaf – a holy city for the Shiites. The 45-minute conversation was about the cooperation between the religious communities. The holiday also paid tribute to the interfaith meeting in the plain of Ur, where the head of the Catholic Church met with representatives of Islam, Christianity and the Yazidis. Jewish representatives did not take part. from 2022

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday march 7, 2024
    School holidays :

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday march 11, 2024
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    Uprising Day

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    Monday march 11, 2024
    Culture : Liberation of Erbil City

    Heroes Day

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    Thursday march 14, 2024
    Culture : Anniversary of Mustafa Barzani, who is the spiritual father for many Iraqi Kurds.

    Nowruz

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    Thursday march 21, 2024
    Zoroastrian : Naw Ruz--Zoroastrian New Year and celebration of Righteousness Divine Spirit Asha Vahishta, creator of fire. Feast of Ahura Mazda, Spring Equinox Also spelled Newroz, Nauruz, Nauryz, Noe-Rooz, Nawroz, Norooz, Noruz, Novruz (in Azerbaijan and Turkey), Noh Ruz, Nauroz, Nav-roze, Navroz, Naw-Rúz, Nevruz, Sultan Nevruz, Наврӯз, Navruz, or Nowrouz [Wikipedia]

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday march 24, 2024
    School holidays :

    Day of Saddam Hussein's downfall

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    Tuesday april 9, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday april 11, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

    Banks are closed

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    Friday april 12, 2024
    Banks only :

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Tuesday april 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday june 13, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Tuesday june 18, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday june 19, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday june 20, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    National Day

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    Sunday july 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the 1958 coup: the army killed King Feisal II as well as Prince Abdul Illah, seized Baghdad and proclaimed Iraq a republic.

    Ashura

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Sunday september 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mouloud - Mawlid (Prophet's birthday)

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    Sunday september 15, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :