Iraq Public Holidays 2017Today – 18 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Iraq.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Iraq. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|6 Jan||Fri||Armed Forces Day|
|5 Mar||Sun||Rebellion Anniversary *|
|21 Mar||Tue||Spring Day|
|9 Apr||Sun||Baghdad Liberation Day *|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|25 Jun||Sun||Eid al-Fitr|
|26 Jun||Mon||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|14 Jul||Fri||Republic Day|
|1 Sep to 4 Sep||Fri to Mon||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|22 Sep||Fri||Islamic New Year|
|3 Oct||Tue||National Day|
|1 Dec||Fri||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
— Rebellion Anniversary and Baghdad Liberation Day are observed in Kurdistan only.
In addition to national holidays, several regional observances in Iraq are honored based on Islamic religious tradition and culture. National holidays include New Year’s Day; the Prophet’s Birthday; Army Day and Republic Day.
Eid-al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice lasts a total of four days. Additional national holidays include Iraqi Independence Day and the Islamic New Year. New Year’s Eve is designated as an observance rather than a national holiday. The majority of regional holidays are designated as working days. Employers may allow paid time off for certain holidays, depending on the significance of the observance and the religious affiliation of workers.