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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.

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

A lantern is often used as a symbol for 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
2017FriSep 22Islamic New YearNational holiday
2018TueSep 11Islamic New YearNational holiday
2019SatAug 31Islamic New YearNational holiday
2020FriAug 21Islamic New YearNational holiday
2021MonAug 9Islamic New YearNational holiday
2022SatJul 30Islamic New YearNational holiday
2023TueJul 18Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024SunJul 7Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025ThuJun 26Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026TueJun 16Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027SunJun 6Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)National holiday

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