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The next public holiday in Iraq is

3rd October, MondayNational Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Iraq in 2022

SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuJan 06, 2022Jan 06Armed Forces Day
SaturdaySatMar 05, 2022Mar 05Rebellion Anniversary (Kurdistan)
MondayMonMar 21, 2022Mar 21Spring Day
SaturdaySatApr 09, 2022Apr 09Baghdad Liberation Day (Kurdistan)
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labour Day
MondayMonMay 02, 2022May 02Eid al-Fitr
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Eid al-Fitr Holiday
WednesdayWedMay 04, 2022May 04Eid al-Fitr Holiday
SaturdaySatJul 09, 2022Jul 09Eid al-Adha Holiday
SundaySunJul 10, 2022Jul 10Eid al-Adha Holiday
MondayMonJul 11, 2022Jul 11Eid al-Adha Holiday
TuesdayTueJul 12, 2022Jul 12Eid al-Adha Holiday
ThursdayThuJul 14, 2022Jul 14Republic Day
SaturdaySatJul 30, 2022Jul 30Islamic New Year
MondayMonAug 08, 2022Aug 08Ashura
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03National Day
SaturdaySatOct 08, 2022Oct 08Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
SaturdaySatDec 10, 2022Dec 10Victory Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in Iraq

National Day

National Day

Monday Oct 03, 2022

The upcoming Iraq holiday National Day is in 5 days from today.

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Saturday Oct 08, 2022

The upcoming Iraq holiday Prophet Muhammad's Birthday is in 10 days from today.

Victory Day

Victory Day

Saturday Dec 10, 2022

The upcoming Iraq holiday Victory Day is in 73 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays Iraq Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in Iraq which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Iraq holiday calendar for 2022 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Iraq has numerous public holidays that are celebrated nationwide. These holidays come in three forms; the national, public, also called regional holidays and religious.

During the national and religious holidays, government institutions and offices are closed. The employees are given a paid day off. However, regional holidays are designated as working days.

The Islamic religion is dominant in Iraq, with about 99% followers. Muslims observe several holidays annually. The dates of the holidays differ yearly because Muslims use the lunar calendar. The Iraq Muslims celebrate Assyrian New Year on April 1st. The celebrations are marked by festivities, colorful parades, and ancient cultural costumes. The most celebrated Muslim holiday is Eid-ul-Fitr. Muslims all over the country celebrate this day with lots of jubilances.

A few Christians in Iraq celebrate the Christmas holiday. The day is marked by festivities and reading of the nativity story from the Arabic Bible. Iraq observes several national holidays every year. The most popular ones are the Army day and the Republic day. Army day is observed annually since 1921 when the Iraq Army was activated. The celebrations are marked in a colorful event where soldiers hold parades and match in the Iraq military academy in Bagdad.

Iraq celebrates the Republic Day on 14th July every year. The holiday honors the day Abdi al-Karim Qasim overthrew the Hashemite monarchy. During this day, citizens celebrate with cultural shows, songs, and dances, Military stages a show to entertain the citizens. It is the day that brings the Iraq people together and promotes peace and harmony among the natives.