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2021 IRAQ HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Iraq is

13th May, ThursdayEid al-Fitr

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Iraq in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
WednesdayWedJan 06, 2021Jan 06Armed Forces Day
FridayFriMar 05, 2021Mar 05Rebellion Anniversary (Kurdistan)
SundaySunMar 21, 2021Mar 21Spring Day
FridayFriApr 09, 2021Apr 09Baghdad Liberation Day (Kurdistan)
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labour Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Eid al-Fitr
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Eid al-Fitr Holiday
WednesdayWedJul 14, 2021Jul 14Republic Day
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Eid al-Adha Holiday
WednesdayWedJul 21, 2021Jul 21Eid al-Adha Holiday
ThursdayThuJul 22, 2021Jul 22Eid al-Adha Holiday
FridayFriJul 23, 2021Jul 23Eid al-Adha Holiday
MondayMonAug 09, 2021Aug 09Islamic New Year
WednesdayWedAug 18, 2021Aug 18Ashura
SundaySunOct 03, 2021Oct 03National Day
MondayMonOct 18, 2021Oct 18Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
FridayFriDec 10, 2021Dec 10Victory Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in Iraq

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr

Thursday May 13, 2021

The upcoming Iraq holiday Eid al-Fitr is in 5 days from today.

Eid al-Fitr Holiday

Eid al-Fitr Holiday

Friday May 14, 2021

The upcoming Iraq holiday Eid al-Fitr Holiday is in 6 days from today.

Republic Day

Republic Day

Wednesday Jul 14, 2021

The upcoming Iraq holiday Republic Day is in 67 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays Iraq Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Iraq which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Iraq holiday calendar for 2021 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.