Public holidays in Iraq

This is a list of public holidays in Iraq.

Date Name Notes
January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Armed Forces Day
March 21 Nowruz
April 9 Bagdad Liberation Day Iraqi Kurdistan only. Celebrates the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.
April 17 FAO Day
May 1 Labour Day
July 14 Republic Day
July 27 1991 Shiite Rebellion
August 8 Ceasefire Day End of Iran–Iraq War
October 3 National Day Iraqi Independence Day. Celebrates the independence of Iraq from the United Kingdom in 1932
December 25 Christmas Day
variable Islamic Islamic New Year
Prophet's Birthday
End of Ramadan (3 days)
Feast of the Sacrifice (4 days)

Other important dates

These are working days at the KRG Council of Ministers, and businesses are open. Special events take place around the Iraqi Kurdistan Region to mark these dates.[1]


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