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Iraq Public Holidays 2017

Today – 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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
6 JanFriArmed Forces Day
5 MarSunRebellion Anniversary *
21 MarTueSpring Day
9 AprSunBaghdad Liberation Day *
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr
26 JunMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
14 JulFriRepublic Day
1 Sep to 4 SepFri to MonEid al-Adha Holiday
22 SepFriIslamic New Year
30 SepSatAshura
3 OctTueNational Day
1 DecFriProphet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Note:
— 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.