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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 October 1, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Sunday October 2, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday October 3, 2022Independence DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday October 8, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday December 10, 2022Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday December 18, 2022Arba’in-e HosseiniSecular holiday
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday December 28, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023National DayNational Day
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    Friday January 6, 2023Army DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 30, 2023Three Holy Hierarchscards/flowers
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday March 6, 2023National Day of Tolerance and CoexistenceSecular holiday
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    Friday March 17, 2023Anniversary of the chemical bombing on HalabjaEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023NowruzZoroastrian
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Daylight Saving Time

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    Saturday October 1, 2022
    Special Events :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Sunday October 2, 2022
    School holidays :

    Independence Day

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    Monday October 3, 2022
    Secular holiday : Independence from United Kingdom 1932

    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday October 8, 2022
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Victory Day

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    Saturday December 10, 2022
    Secular holiday : Over ISIS forces

    Arba’in-e Hosseini

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    Sunday December 18, 2022
    Secular holiday : “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] An estimated 21 million people visit the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday December 28, 2022
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    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    We carry confirmed dates till Aug 2023 (mid-term can be viewed here in arabic: https://www.iqiraq.news/uploads/posts/2022-07/upload_1657821221_507726004.jpeg

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    National Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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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    Friday January 6, 2023
    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.

    Three Holy Hierarchs

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    Monday January 30, 2023
    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 19, 2023
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    National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    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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    Friday March 17, 2023
    Culture : Kurdistan only

    Nowruz

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    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]

    Mothers' Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

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

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    School holidays :