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Eid al-Fitr
Iraq

Eid al-Fitr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Iraq

In Iraq, Eid al Fitr is a three-day celebration. It is a time to be joyous and generous.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 MayThuEid al-Fitr
14 MayFriEid al-Fitr Holiday
20222 MayMonEid al-Fitr
3 May to 4 MayTue to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday
202321 AprFriEid al-Fitr
22 Apr to 23 AprSat to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
202410 AprWedEid al-Fitr
11 Apr to 12 AprThu to FriEid al-Fitr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Eid al Fitr is one of the most important of all Muslim holidays, celebrating the end of the fast of Ramadan and coming on the first day of the following month of Shawwal. It is kept with great fervour in Iraq, where it is a public holiday as in other Muslim-majority countries.

The date of Eid al Fitr varies on the Western calendar, as it is based on the Islamic lunar calendar. And as with other Muslim holidays, the official date is not known for sure ahead of time since a moon-sighting committee must make the determination when the day actually arrives.

It is a time when many Muslims attend mosque for prayers and sermons. There are also local community meals and kids’ events, and everyone is expected to donate a food-gift called “zakat al fitr” to the poor if they have not already done so during Ramadan.

Many in Iraq will also go shopping and buy new clothes for Eid al Fitr. And you will frequently hear the greeting “Eid Mubbarak!,” meaning “Blessed Eid!” Exchanging Eid greeting cards and giving small gifts to children are also common ways to celebrate the day.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 MaySunEid al-Fitr
25 MayMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
20194 JunTueEid al-Fitr
5 JunWedEid al-Fitr Holiday
201815 JunFriEid al-Fitr
16 JunSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
201725 JunSunEid al-Fitr
26 JunMonEid al-Fitr Holiday