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Iraq : 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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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022National DayNational Day
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Thursday January 6, 2022Army DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 13, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday January 30, 2022Three Holy Hierarchscards/flowers
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Sunday February 20, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday March 6, 2022National Day of Tolerance and CoexistenceSecular holiday
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Thursday March 17, 2022Anniversary of the chemical bombing on HalabjaEvents, celebrations...
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Monday March 21, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday March 21, 2022NowruzZoroastrian
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Friday April 1, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday April 17, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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Monday April 18, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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Thursday April 28, 2022Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Saturday May 7, 2022Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday May 16, 2022Mass Graves DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday July 12, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Thursday July 14, 2022National DaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Vacances scolaires : Http://epedu.gov.iq/
https://uobaghdad.edu.iq/
https://www.elwatan140.com/
Official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Literacy rate: Male 84%-Female 64% [Wikipedia]
Teaching language: Arabic
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
schools close on Friday & Saturday
school uniforms required

dates confirmed till Aug 2022

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National Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the day when American forces returned the presidential palace to the Iraqi authorities on Dec. 31, 2008.

Army Day

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Thursday January 6, 2022
Secular holiday : Anniversary of the establishment of the Iraqi army, and founded the first units Iraqi armed forces during the British Mandate of Iraq in 1921, where a regiment Musa al-Kazim, and took command of armed force headquarters in Baghdad, and after the fall of the Iraqi regime in 2003, issued civil administrator for Iraq Paul Bremer’s decision to disband the Iraqi army, was then re-formed in stages.

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday January 13, 2022
School holidays :

Three Holy Hierarchs

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Sunday January 30, 2022
cards/flowers : Refers to Basil the Great (also known as Basil of Caesarea), Gregory the Theologian (also known as Gregory of Nazianzus) and John Chrysostom. They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. Wikipedia

Winter holiday (end)

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Sunday February 20, 2022
School holidays :

National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence

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Sunday March 6, 2022
Secular holiday : 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

Anniversary of the chemical bombing on Halabja

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Thursday March 17, 2022
Culture : Kurdistan only

Mothers' Day

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Monday March 21, 2022
cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

Nowruz

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Monday March 21, 2022
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]

Daylight Saving Time

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Friday April 1, 2022
Special Events :

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

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Sunday April 3, 2022
cards/flowers :

Optional holiday

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic : Easter

Optional holiday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic : Easter Monday

Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 28, 2022
School holidays :

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

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

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Monday May 2, 2022
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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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

Ramadan holiday (end)

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Saturday May 7, 2022
School holidays :

Mass Graves Day

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Monday May 16, 2022
Culture : National day of remembrance for the victim’s of Saddam Hussein’s regime who were buried in mass graves (from 2007 on)

Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
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

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Monday July 11, 2022
School holidays :

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

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
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.

National Day

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Thursday July 14, 2022
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.

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

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :