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Public Holidays in Iraq in 2015

Iraq List of National Public holidays of Iraq in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 New Years Day
Friday January 02 Mawlid al-Nabi The Prophet's Birthday (Sunni)
Tuesday January 06 Army Day Expect Kurdistan
Saturday March 21 Eid Norooz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Friday May 01 Labour Day International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
Tuesday July 14 Republic Day
Friday July 17 Eid Al Fitr End of Ramadan
Saturday July 18 Eid Al Fitr Holiday End of Ramadan
Sunday July 19 Eid Al Fitr Holiday End of Ramadan
Thursday September 24 Eid Al-Adha Feast of Sacrifice
Friday September 25 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Sacrifice Feast. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Saturday September 26 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Sacrifice Feast. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Sunday September 27 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Sacrifice Feast. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Saturday October 03 Iraqi Independence Day National Day
Wednesday October 14 Islamic New Year Hijri New Year
Friday October 23 Ashura 10th day of Muharram
Wednesday December 23 Mawlid al-Nabi Second time in 2015 due to Lunar cycles
Friday December 25 Christmas Christian only

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • The weekend is observed on a Friday and Saturday

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