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
|SundaySun||Jan 01, 2023Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|FridayFri||Jan 06, 2023Jan 06||Armed Forces Day|
|SundaySun||Mar 05, 2023Mar 05||Rebellion Anniversary (Kurdistan)|
|TuesdayTue||Mar 21, 2023Mar 21||Spring Day|
|SundaySun||Apr 09, 2023Apr 09||Baghdad Liberation Day (Kurdistan)|
|FridayFri||Apr 21, 2023Apr 21||Eid al-Fitr|
|SaturdaySat||Apr 22, 2023Apr 22||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|SundaySun||Apr 23, 2023Apr 23||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|MondayMon||May 01, 2023May 01||Labour Day|
|WednesdayWed||Jun 28, 2023Jun 28||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|ThursdayThu||Jun 29, 2023Jun 29||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|FridayFri||Jun 30, 2023Jun 30||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|SaturdaySat||Jul 01, 2023Jul 01||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|FridayFri||Jul 14, 2023Jul 14||Republic Day|
|WednesdayWed||Jul 19, 2023Jul 19||Islamic New Year|
|FridayFri||Jul 28, 2023Jul 28||Ashura|
|WednesdayWed||Sep 27, 2023Sep 27||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|TuesdayTue||Oct 03, 2023Oct 03||National Day|
|SundaySun||Dec 10, 2023Dec 10||Victory Day|
|MondayMon||Dec 25, 2023Dec 25||Christmas Day|
Public Holidays in Iraq
Saturday Dec 10, 2022
The upcoming Iraq holiday Victory Day is in 2 days from today.
Sunday Dec 25, 2022
The upcoming Iraq holiday Christmas Day is in 17 days from today.
New Year's Day
Sunday Jan 01, 2023
The upcoming Iraq holiday New Year's Day is in 24 days from today.
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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.