Iraq Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2022

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2022
January
06
Army Day
Start date:
6 January 2022
April
09
Baghdad Liberation Day
Start date:
9 April 2022

Regional observation only (Kurdistan).

May
01
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
1 May 2022
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2022
July
09
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
9 July 2022
July
14
Republic Day
Start date:
14 July 2022
July
30
Islamic New Year
Start date:
30 July 2022
August
08
Ashura
Start date:
8 August 2022
August
08
Ceasefire Day (End of Iran-Iraq War)
Start date:
8 August 2022
October
03
National Day
Start date:
3 October 2022
October
09
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
9 October 2022

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.