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2023 IRAQ HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Iraq is

10th December, SaturdayVictory Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Iraq in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriJan 06, 2023Jan 06Armed Forces Day
SundaySunMar 05, 2023Mar 05Rebellion Anniversary (Kurdistan)
TuesdayTueMar 21, 2023Mar 21Spring Day
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Baghdad Liberation Day (Kurdistan)
FridayFriApr 21, 2023Apr 21Eid al-Fitr
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Eid al-Fitr Holiday
SundaySunApr 23, 2023Apr 23Eid al-Fitr Holiday
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01Labour Day
WednesdayWedJun 28, 2023Jun 28Eid al-Adha Holiday
ThursdayThuJun 29, 2023Jun 29Eid al-Adha Holiday
FridayFriJun 30, 2023Jun 30Eid al-Adha Holiday
SaturdaySatJul 01, 2023Jul 01Eid al-Adha Holiday
FridayFriJul 14, 2023Jul 14Republic Day
WednesdayWedJul 19, 2023Jul 19Islamic New Year
FridayFriJul 28, 2023Jul 28Ashura
WednesdayWedSep 27, 2023Sep 27Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Day
SundaySunDec 10, 2023Dec 10Victory Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in Iraq

Victory Day

Victory Day

Saturday Dec 10, 2022

The upcoming Iraq holiday Victory Day is in 2 days from today.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming Iraq holiday Christmas Day is in 17 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Sunday Jan 01, 2023

The upcoming Iraq holiday New Year's Day is in 24 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays Iraq Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Iraq which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Iraq holiday calendar for 2023 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.