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Ashura in Iraq

Is Ashura a Public Holiday?

Ashura is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Ashura Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016WedOct 12AshuraNational holiday
2017SunOct 1AshuraNational holiday
2018ThuSep 20AshuraNational holiday
2019TueSep 10AshuraNational holiday
2020SunAug 30AshuraNational holiday
2021ThuAug 19AshuraNational holiday
2022MonAug 8AshuraNational holiday
2023FriJul 28AshuraNational holiday
2024WedJul 17AshuraNational holiday
2025SunJul 6AshuraNational holiday
2026FriJun 26AshuraNational holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.