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Iraq Public Holidays

Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Iraq and start planning to make the most of your time off.

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.

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