Public holidays and observances in Iraq

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Saturday Army Day National holiday
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
March 21 Wednesday Nowruz Observance
May 1 Tuesday Labor Day Public Holiday
June 15 Friday Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) National holiday
June 16 Saturday Eid-al-Fitr holiday National holiday
June 17 Sunday Eid-al-Fitr holiday National holiday
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
July 14 Saturday Republic Day Public Holiday
August 22 Wednesday Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) National holiday
August 23 Thursday Eid-al-Adha holiday National holiday
August 24 Friday Eid-al-Adha holiday National holiday
August 25 Saturday Eid-al-Adha holiday National holiday
September 12 Wednesday Islamic New Year National holiday
September 21 Friday Ashura Public Holiday
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
October 3 Wednesday Iraqi Independence Day National holiday
November 21 Wednesday The Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Monday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Sunday Army Day National holiday
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
March 21 Thursday Nowruz Observance
May 1 Wednesday Labor Day Public Holiday
June 5 Wednesday Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) National holiday
June 6 Thursday Eid-al-Fitr holiday National holiday
June 7 Friday Eid-al-Fitr holiday National holiday
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
July 14 Sunday Republic Day Public Holiday
August 12 Monday Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) National holiday
August 13 Tuesday Eid-al-Adha holiday National holiday
August 14 Wednesday Eid-al-Adha holiday National holiday
August 15 Thursday Eid-al-Adha holiday National holiday
September 1 Sunday Islamic New Year National holiday
September 10 Tuesday Ashura Public Holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
October 3 Thursday Iraqi Independence Day National holiday
November 10 Sunday The Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 6 Monday Army Day National holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
March 21 Saturday Nowruz Observance
May 1 Friday Labor Day Public Holiday
May 24 Sunday Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) National holiday
May 25 Monday Eid-al-Fitr holiday National holiday
May 26 Tuesday Eid-al-Fitr holiday National holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
July 14 Tuesday Republic Day Public Holiday
July 31 Friday Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) National holiday
August 1 Saturday Eid-al-Adha holiday National holiday
August 2 Sunday Eid-al-Adha holiday National holiday
August 3 Monday Eid-al-Adha holiday National holiday
August 20 Thursday Islamic New Year National holiday
August 29 Saturday Ashura Public Holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
October 3 Saturday Iraqi Independence Day National holiday
October 29 Thursday The Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance