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Holidays and Observances in Iraq in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Iraq in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday
Jan 6MondayArmy DayNational holiday
Mar 5ThursdayRebellion AnniversaryRegional holiday
Mar 12ThursdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 13FridayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 14SaturdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 15SundayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 16MondayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 17TuesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 18WednesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 19ThursdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 20FridayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 21SaturdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 21SaturdayNowruzRegional holiday
Mar 22SundayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 23MondayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 24TuesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 25WednesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 26ThursdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 27FridayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 28SaturdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 29SundayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 30MondayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Mar 31TuesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 1WednesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 2ThursdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 3FridayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 4SaturdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 5SundayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 6MondayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 7TuesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 8WednesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 9ThursdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 9ThursdayBaghdad Liberation DayRegional holiday
Apr 10FridayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 11SaturdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 13MondayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 14TuesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 15WednesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 16ThursdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 17FridayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 18SaturdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 19SundayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 20MondayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 21TuesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 22WednesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 23ThursdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 24FridayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 25SaturdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 26SundayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 27MondayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 28TuesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 29WednesdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
Apr 30ThursdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
May 1FridayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
May 1FridayLabor DayNational holiday
May 2SaturdayPublic Holiday for COVID-19 (Kurdistan only)Regional Holiday
May 21ThursdayEid al-Fitr holidayNational holiday
May 22FridayEid al-Fitr holidayNational holiday
May 23SaturdayEid al-Fitr holidayNational holiday
May 24SundayEid al-FitrNational holiday
May 25MondayEid al-Fitr holidayNational holiday
May 26TuesdayEid al-Fitr holidayNational holiday
May 27WednesdayEid al-Fitr holidayNational holiday
May 28ThursdayEid al-Fitr holidayNational holiday
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 14TuesdayRepublic DayNational holiday
Jul 31FridayEid al-AdhaNational holiday
Aug 1SaturdayEid al-Adha holidayNational holiday
Aug 2SundayEid al-Adha holidayNational holiday
Aug 3MondayEid al-Adha holidayNational holiday
Aug 4TuesdayEid al-Adha holidayGovernment Holiday
Aug 5WednesdayEid al-Adha holidayGovernment Holiday
Aug 6ThursdayEid al-Adha holidayGovernment Holiday
Aug 7FridayEid al-Adha holidayGovernment Holiday
Aug 8SaturdayEid al-Adha holidayGovernment Holiday
Aug 20ThursdayIslamic New Year HolidayNational holiday
Aug 21FridayIslamic New YearNational holiday
Aug 30SundayAshuraNational holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 3SaturdayIraqi Independence DayNational holiday
Oct 29ThursdayThe Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
Dec 10ThursdayAnniversary of Victory over ISISNational holiday
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance

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