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Iraq Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Iraq public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of October 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Iraq public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Iraq public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Oct
  • 2
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday October 3

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Prime Minister, Abdel Mahdi, has announced that tomorrow, Thursday, October 3, 2019, would be a one-off public holiday in Iraq on account of the continuing rallies that have left nine dead in 24 hours.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday December 25

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Cabinet has announced that Tuesday, December 25, 2018, would be a public holiday in Iraq "observing the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ".
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Iraqi 2019 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Iraq (Baghdad) - The Central Bank of Iraq has released its official list of 2019 bank holidays in Iraq related to the list of non-working public holidays in Iraq for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday December 10

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has announced that tomorrow, Sunday, December 10, 2017, would be a public holiday in Iraq on account of Iraq's "final victory over Daesh".
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  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Iraqi 2018 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Iraq (Baghdad) - The Central Bank of Iraq has released its official list of 2018 bank holidays in Iraq related to the list of non-working public holidays in Iraq for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Iraqi Referendum Public Holiday in Kurdistan

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Regional Government of the Kurdistan province of Iraq (KRG), through its spokesperson, Safin Darni, has announced that, Monday, September 25, 2017, would be an official public holiday "in all government departments and institutions" on the occasion of the Independence Referendum being held on that date in Kurdistan.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday August 10

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Government, via the Iraqi Cabinet, has once again declared a mandatory non-working public holiday in Iraq, on Thursday, August 10, 2017, due to forecasted high temperatures.
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2016

  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Iraqi 2017 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Iraq (Baghdad) - The Central Bank of Iraq has released its official list of 2017 bank holidays in Iraq related to the list of non-working public holidays in Iraq for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 30
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  • Iraqi Public Holidays August 1-2

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Government, via the Iraqi Cabinet, has once again declared a 2-day mandatory period of non-working public holidays in Iraq, this time on Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, 2016, due to forecasted high temperatures.
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  • Jul
  • 19
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  • Iraqi Public Holidays July 20-21

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Government, via the Iraqi Cabinet, has once again declared a 2-day mandatory period of non-working public holidays in Iraq, on Wednesday and Thursday, July 20-21, 2016, due to forecasted high temperatures.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Iraqi Mulls Public Holidays Overhaul Again

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Committee Chairman of Iraq's Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, has announced that it was in the process of drafting yet another piece of legislation which would overhaul the public holidays law in Iraq.
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2015

  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Iraqi Public Holidays July 30 to August 2

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Government, via its Council of Ministers, has declared a four day mandatory period of non-working public holidays in Iraq, from Thursday, July 30, until Sunday, August 2, 2015, due to current and forecasted high temperatures.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday July 16

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Government has declared tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Iraq due to current and forecasted high temperatures.
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2014

  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Iraqi Hijri New Year 1436 Public Holidays

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has once again declared Saturday, October 25, 2014, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijri New Year 1436.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Iraqi 2014 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Council of Ministers has announced that the dates for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Iraq had been extended to last from Saturday, October 4, to Thursday, October 9, 2014.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Iraqi Baghdad Public Holiday May 25

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi government has declared tomorrow, Sunday, May 25, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Baghdad.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Iraqi 2014 Army Day Public Holiday

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has once more declared a non-working public holiday in Iraq on account of the upcoming Army Day on Monday, January 6, 2014.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Iraqi 2013 Public Holiday December 25

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has once more declared Wednesday, December 25, 2013, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Christmas Day.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday November 5

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has declared Tuesday, November 5, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijri New Year 1435.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Government has declared tomorrow, Thursday, July 18, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday due to current and forecast high temperatures.
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  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday July 14

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Regional Government of the Kurdistan province of Iraq (KRG) has announced that, Sunday, July 14, 2013, would be an official public holiday "in all government departments and institutions on the occasion of the fourteenth revolution of July".
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday April 21

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of Iraq has announced that Sunday, April 21st, 2013, had been declared a one-off official non-working public holidays following the previous day's local elections which will take place in 12 Iraqi provinces.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Iraqi Easter 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of Iraq has announced that Sunday and Monday, March 31 and April 1st, 2013, had been declared official non-working public holidays for Christians.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Iraqi Army Day Public Holiday Extended

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - In a surprise move, the governor of Iraq's Kurdistani Regional Government has announced that the upcoming, January 6, Army Day holiday would be observed as a non-working public holiday in Kurdistan.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Iraqi December 26 Baghdad Public Holiday

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi government has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, December 26, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in Baghdad following today's heavy rainstorms.
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  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Iraqi KRG December 25 Public Holiday

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The governor of Iraq's Kurdistani Regional Government, Najm Alddin, has announced that Christmas Day 2012 would be observed as a non-working public holiday in Kurdistan.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Iraqi 2012 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - A media adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister, Ali al-Moussawi, has announced that the Iraqi Council of Ministers had set the dates for the upcoming Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Iraq.
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Iraqi 2012 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays Extended

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - A spokesman for the Iraqi Government, Ali al-Dabbagh, has announced that the Iraqi Council of Ministers had decided to extend the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays to all of next week.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Iraqi 2012 KRG Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Government Iraq's Kurdistani Regional Government has announced the dates of the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
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  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Government has ordered the halting of office work in public institutions and declared tomorrow, Thursday, July 26, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday due to current and forecast high temperatures.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Iraqi Public Holiday June 14

    Aswat Al Iraq (Baghdad) - Iraqi government spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh, has announced that there would be one-off non-working public holiday on Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Baghdad.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Iraqi Public Holidays March 26-30

    Aswat Al Iraq (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Federal Government has finally announced that the whole of next week (March 26-30, 2012) would be one-off non-working public holidays due to the upcoming Arab Summit.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Iraqi March 29 Public Holiday Denied

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Director of Traffic Department, Major General Issam Hassan, has announced that, despite earlier announcements, neither Wednesday March 28, nor Thursday March 29, 2012, would be one-off non-working public holidays due to the upcoming Arab Summit.
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Iraqi Public Holidays Overhaul Update

    Al Sabaah (Baghdad) - The Iraqi parliament has introduced, for a first reading, legislation aimed at, once again, overhauling and hopefully simplifying the official list of non-working public holidays in Iraq.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • Iraq Arab Summit Public Holiday March 29

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Interior Ministry has announced that Thursday, March 29, 2012, the date of the upcoming Arab Summit hosted in Baghdad, would be a one-off municipal non-working public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 1
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  • Iraq Public Holiday February 5

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - The General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers has announced that the date of the upcoming Prophet's Birthday non-working public holiday in Iraq would be Sunday, February 5, 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Iraq Public Holidays January 21-22

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - Iraq's Najaf provincial council has announced that it had declared Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, 2012, as regional public holidays on account of the upcoming anniversary of the death of Prophet Mohammad.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Iraq Declares January 11-12 Public Holidays

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - Iraq's Babylon Governorate Council has announced that it had decided to declare Wednesday and Thursday, January 11 and 12, 2012, as a non-working provincial public holiday.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Iraq Declares December 31 Public Holiday

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - Iraq's Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, has declared tomorrow, Saturday, December 31, 2011, as a non-working national public holiday, to be named "Iraq Day".
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Iraq 2011 Islamic New Year Public Holidays Announced

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - Iraq's Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has announced that Sunday, November 27, 2011, would be an official public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijra new year 1433.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Iraq 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - The Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers has announced that the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays would run from Sunday, November 6, until Thursday, November 10, 2011, inclusively.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Iraq Declares Heat Wave Public Holiday Today

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - The government of Iraq has declared a one-off public holiday for today, Monday, August 1, 2011, in Baghdad, Diyala province in central Iraq, and all of the south of Iraq, due to the current heat wave.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Iraq Declares July 14 Public Holiday

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The government of Iraq has declared tomorrow, Thursday, July 14, 2011, an official public holiday on the occasion of the anniversary of the revolution of July 14, 1958.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Iraq Declares June 28-29 Public Holidays

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - The government of Iraq has declared Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 and 29, 2011, as one-off public holidays on account of the upcoming Prophet's Ascension
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Iraq Declares Nouruz Public Holidays

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - The national Iraqi government has declared a one day national public holiday, on Monday, March 21, 2011, to celebrate the upcoming Nouruz (spring season).
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  • Mar
  • 10
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  • Iraq Declares 4-day Regional Public Holidays

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - The government of Iraq's semi-autonomous Province of Kurdistan has announced a 4-day period of official public sector holidays for all official departments from Friday, March 11, until Monday, March 14, 2011.
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  • Mar
  • 3
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  • Iraq Extends 1991 Uprising Public Holiday

    National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - The government of Iraq's semi-autonomous Province of Kurdistan has decided to extend the annual, March 5, regional public holiday commemorating the 1991 Kurdish uprising, for a second day, Sunday, March 6, 2011.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Iraq Declares January 26 Wasit Public Holiday

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Governing Council of Iraq's Province of Wasit has declared Wednesday, January 26, 2011, as a regional public holiday on account of the commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Iraq Declares Ashura Public Holiday

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - Iraq's Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has declared that Thursday, December 16, 2010, would be a public sector holiday for all government departments on account of the upcoming anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (Ashura).
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  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Iraq Declares Islamic New Year Public Holiday

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - Iraq's Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has announced that Tuesday, December 7, 2010, would be an official public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijra new year 1432.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Iraq Declares Eid Ghadir Regional Public Holiday

    Aswat al-Iraq (Baghdad) - The Governorate Council of Iraq's Province of Wasit has declared Friday, November 26, 2010, as a public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid Ghadir.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Iraq Announces Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi government has announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Adha public holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Iraq Declares July 8 Public Holiday

    Al Sumaria News (Baghdad) - The Iraqi government has declared an official public holiday in the Baghdad governorate, for tomorrow, Thursday July 8, 2010, marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of Al-Imam Musa bin Jafar Al-Kadhim.
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  • Mar
  • 10
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  • Iraq Announces Upcoming Regional Public Holidays

    Kurdistan Regional Government (Erbil) - The secretary of Iraq's Kurdistan Region National Assembly, Muhammad Khoshnaw, has confirmed that Thursday, March 11, and Sunday, March 14, 2010, would be regional public sector holidays throughout Kurdistan.
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  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Iraq Declares Additional Electoral Public Holidays

    Aswat al-Iraq (Baghdad) - The Council of Ministers of Iraq's Province of Kurdistan region has announced official regional public holiday from Thursday, March 4, until Monday, March 8, 2010, inclusively, in response to a request from the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC).
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • Iraq Declares 3-Day Electoral Public Holidays

    PUK Media (Baghdad) - Iraq's President of the Supreme Committee for the Security of Elections, Major General Abdul Qader Aidan, has announced that a 3-day electoral public holiday had been declared from Saturday, March 6, until Monday, March 8, 2010, inclusively.
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Iraq Declares February 3-4 Regional Public Sector Holidays

    Aswat al-Iraq (Karbala) - The governor of Iraq's Province of Karbala has announced a one-off regional public sector holiday on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3-4, 2010, in all government departments.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Iraq Announces Weeklong Stock Exchange Holidays

    Iraq Stock Exchange (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Stock Exchange has announced that it would suspend trading activity during the period from Saturday, November 28, until Thursday, December 3, 2009, inclusively, on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Iraq Regional Public Holiday Today

    Aswat al-Iraq (Karbala) - Governor Amal al-Din al-Hir has announced that the government of Iraq's Karbala province has approved a proposal by the executive to make today, Thursday, August 6, 2009, an official holiday in all state departments of the province of Karbala.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Iraq July 25-26 Regional Public Holidays

    Aswat al-Iraq (Arbil) - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq has declared this Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, 2009, as official days off on the occasion of presidential and parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place early next week.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Iraq Confirms July 14 Public Holiday Status

    Aswat al-Iraq News Agency (Baghdad) - Earlier today, the Secretariat General of the Iraqi cabinet declared tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, 2009, as an official public holiday, marking the anniversary of the 1958 Revolution.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Iraq To Consider July 25 Public Holiday

    The Kurdish Globe (Erbil) - The President of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, has asked Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to declare July 25, 2009, a national public holiday, to coincide with the Kurdistan Region's parliamentary and presidential elections.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Iraq Declares June 30 Public Holiday

    Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has declared the 'blessed day' of Tuesday, June 30, 2009, a one-off public holiday in celebration of the upcoming partial US withdrawal (from Iraqi cities and towns).
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  • Jun
  • 15
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  • Iraq Referendum On July 30

    United Press International (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Cabinet has approved plans to hold a July 30 national referendum on the country's security agreement with the United States.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Iraq Declares March Regional Public Holidays In Kurdistan

    Eye Iraq (Baghdad) - The Prime Ministry council of the government of Iraq's Kurdistan region has announced upcoming public sector holidays for the month of March 2009, including, most notably, a change in the date of this year's Noruz public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 24
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  • Iraq Announces Provincial Polls Public Holidays

    Zawya (Baghdad) - Iraqi election officials have announced that Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1st, 2009, had been declared public holidays throughout Iraq, on the occasion of the upcoming provincial elections
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Iraq Henceforth To Declare January 1st As "Sovereignty Day"

    The Arab Monitor (Baghdad) - Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, announced that he would ask the Council of Ministers and the Presidency Council to declare January 1st as a national holiday, from now, called "Sovereignty Day".
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2008

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Iraq Announces Islamic New Year Public Holiday

    Aswat al Iraq (Baghdad) - The Iraqi Cabinet has announced that Monday, December 29, 2008, would be an official non-working public holiday for all government departments and across Iraq, on the occasion of Islamic New Year 1430 AH.
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  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Iraq Declares December 25 Public Holiday

    Iraqi Cabinet Statement - The Government of Iraq announced that Thursday, December 25, 2008, would be a public holiday to coincide with Christmas Day. Whether this is a one-off holiday, or will be recurring in the future was not clear from the press release.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Iraq Declares Public Sector Holiday In Shiite Province Of Diwaniyah

    Diwaniyah News - The provincial council of Iraq's Diwaniyah province has declared that Wednesday, December 17, 2008, would be a public holiday for all for all official and semi-official government departments, on the occasion of the Eid Ghadir.
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  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Iraq To Consider US-Iraq Security Agreement Anniversary Public Holiday

    Alsumaria TV Network (Baghdad) - Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri Al-Maliki, has called for making the anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-Iraq security agreement an annual public holiday in Iraq.
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  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Iraq Confirms 4-Day Eidul Adha Public Holidays Dates

    Iraqi Cabinet Statement - The Iraqi cabinet has announced a four-day public holiday on the occasion of Eidul Adha (Greater Bairam), to run from Monday, December 8 until Thursday, December 11, 2008. The Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) has also decided to cancel all sessions coinciding with the holiday period of Eidul-Adha.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Iraq Sets Date For Provincial Polls

    BBC News - Qazim Abudi, administrative director of the Iraq High Electoral Committee, announced that the long delayed provincial elections would be held on the same day, Saturday, January 31, 2009, in Baghdad and 14 or Iraq's 18 provinces.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Iraq End of Ramadan Public Holidays To Last 6 Days

    Iraqi Cabinet Statement - The Iraqi cabinet has announced a 6-day public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming Eidul Fitr (Lesser Bairam), to run from Wednesday, September 30, until Sunday, October 5, 2008.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Iraq Declares April 9 Nationwide Public Holiday

    ABC News - For the 5th anniversary of the fall of Baghdad, April 9, 2008, the Iraqi government has declared a one-off nationwide public holiday (usually this date is only observed as a public holiday in Kurdistan).
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Iraq Changes Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Date

    Aswat Aliraq - The Iraqi Cabinet has announced that the upcoming Prophet's Birthday public holiday would occur on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, rather than the expected date of Thursday, March 20, 2008.
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • Iraq Overhauls List Of Public Holidays

    Asia Times - Iraq has overhauled its list of public holidays, removing 3 public holidays that were indirect reminders of Sadam Hussein, created a new national day on October 3, and added 2 new Shiite holidays. In addition, Iraq's parliament passed a law to change the national flag.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Iraq Moves Islamic New Year To January 9

    Iraq's Secretariat of the Council of Ministers - Late tonight, the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced that tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, will be the first day of the new Hijri year 1429, and as such an official public holiday in Iraq.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Iraq Extends Civil Service Eid al-Adha Public Holiday To Include Christmas Day

    Al-Mashriq (print edition) - The Iraqi national press office released an announcement which extended the Eid al-Adha public holiday for civil servants by one extra day and declared the following day, December 25th a national holiday in Iraq for all government offices (national and provincial).
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • Iraq Declares April 9 As Regional Public Holiday

    Al-Ta'akhi (Baghdad) - Iraq's Kurdistan Region's Council of Ministers had decided that April 9th, the day Iraq was "liberated", should henceforth be an official annual public holiday throughout Iraqi Kurdish areas.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Iraq Declares Different Eid Public Holidays

    Reuters - Wednesday, January 3, 2007, is the last day of the Eid al Adha religious holiday for Shi'ites in Iraq, but the government has declared a public holiday lasting until Saturday (NB: weekends are Thursdays and Fridays in Iraq).
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • Iraq Declares February 23 Public Holiday

    Uruknet/Aljazeera. - The Iraqi prime minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, has declared that Thursday, February 23, 2006, would be a one-off public holiday, while Wednesday and Friday would see a curfew being imposed.
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2005

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Iraq Declares 5-Day Public Holiday Ahead Of Polls

    BBC News - A five-day public holiday will begin Tuesday, December 13, 2005, in Iraq, ahead of the parliamentary elections. During that period, a 10:00 pm - 6:00 am curfew will be imposed nationwide.
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  • Oct
  • 2
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  • Iraq Declares 4-Day Public Holiday Ahead Of Referendum

    BBC - The government of Iraq has declared the 4 days from Thursday October 13 to Sunday October 16, 2005, as public holidays, before and after the upcoming October 15th referendum.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Iraq Declares January 29-31 Public Holidays

    US Department of State - The Iraqi Interim Government has declared January 29-31, 2005, as public holidays throughout Iraq on the occasion of the upcoming elections.
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2003

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Iraq Declares Tomorrow A Public Holiday

    BBC - Dr. Adnan Pachachi, acting president of Iraq's Governing Council, has declared tomorrow, Saturday, December 13, 2003, a one-off public holiday to commemorate the arrest of former Iraqi strongman, Saddam Hussein.
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Iraq Scraps Public Holidays Associated With Saddam

    Telegraph (Baghdad) - Iraq's new governing council has voted to scrap 2 of the holidays associated with Saddam Hussein; the one on July 14 (the anniversary of the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958) and the one on July 17 (the anniversary of Saddam's Ba'ath party revolution).
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See also: Iraq bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Iraq)