2021 IRAQ HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Iraq is
9th August, MondayIslamic New Year
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Iraq in 2021
|FridayFri||Jan 01, 2021Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|WednesdayWed||Jan 06, 2021Jan 06||Armed Forces Day|
|FridayFri||Mar 05, 2021Mar 05||Rebellion Anniversary (Kurdistan)|
|SundaySun||Mar 21, 2021Mar 21||Spring Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 09, 2021Apr 09||Baghdad Liberation Day (Kurdistan)|
|SaturdaySat||May 01, 2021May 01||Labour Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 13, 2021May 13||Eid al-Fitr|
|FridayFri||May 14, 2021May 14||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|WednesdayWed||Jul 14, 2021Jul 14||Republic Day|
|TuesdayTue||Jul 20, 2021Jul 20||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|WednesdayWed||Jul 21, 2021Jul 21||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|ThursdayThu||Jul 22, 2021Jul 22||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|FridayFri||Jul 23, 2021Jul 23||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|MondayMon||Aug 09, 2021Aug 09||Islamic New Year|
|WednesdayWed||Aug 18, 2021Aug 18||Ashura|
|SundaySun||Oct 03, 2021Oct 03||National Day|
|MondayMon||Oct 18, 2021Oct 18||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|FridayFri||Dec 10, 2021Dec 10||Victory Day|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 25, 2021Dec 25||Christmas Day|
Public Holidays in Iraq
Islamic New Year
Monday Aug 09, 2021
The upcoming Iraq holiday Islamic New Year is in 6 days from today.
Wednesday Aug 18, 2021
The upcoming Iraq holiday Ashura is in 15 days from today.
Sunday Oct 03, 2021
The upcoming Iraq holiday National Day is in 61 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.