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Islamic New Year in Iraq

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Is Islamic New Year a Public Holiday?

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

Covered bazaar in Ardabil in the northwest of Iran where black banners and flags with Arabic writing mark the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.

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About Islamic New Year

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Islamic New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuOct 15Islamic New YearNational holiday
2016MonOct 3Islamic New YearNational holiday
2017FriSep 22Islamic New YearNational holiday
2018TueSep 11Islamic New YearNational holiday
2019SatAug 31Islamic New YearNational holiday
2020ThuAug 20Islamic New YearNational holiday
2021TueAug 10Islamic New YearNational holiday
2022SatJul 30Islamic New YearNational holiday
2023WedJul 19Islamic New YearNational holiday
2024MonJul 8Islamic New YearNational holiday
2025FriJun 27Islamic New YearNational holiday

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