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Iraq : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Iraq : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months

Internet domain: .iq - Telephone code: +964 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: yes)
Currency: Dinar (IQD) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Friday & Saturday

Arabic (104 million speakers in 21 countries), Kurdish (20 million speakers), vernaculars, Syriac (0.1 million speakers), Sabean (0,1 million speakers) ...
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Day of Mourning*Wednesday January 1, 2020Special Events 
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winter holiday (beginning)Thursday January 9, 2020School holidays 
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Three Holy Hierarchs*Thursday January 30, 2020cards/flowers 
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winter holiday (end)Tuesday March 3, 2020School holidays 
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anniversary of the chemical bombing on Halabja*Tuesday March 17, 2020Culture 
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Noruz*Saturday March 21, 2020Zoroastrian 
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Mothers' Day*Saturday March 21, 2020cards/flowers 
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Daylight Saving TimeWednesday April 1, 2020Special Events 
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optional holiday*Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic 
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optional holiday*Monday April 13, 2020Catholic 
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provincial electionMonday April 20, 2020Special Events 
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National Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday : Celebrates the day when American forces returned the presidential palace to the Iraqi authorities on Dec. 31, 2008.

School holidays -
Friday January 1, 2021

School holidays : Http:// Official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Literacy rate: Male 84%-Female 64% [Wikipedia]
Teaching language: Arabic
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
schools close on Friday & Saturday
school uniforms required
Dates are confirmed till Oct 2020
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Day of Mourning -
Wednesday January 1, 2020

Special Events : For Iran-backed militiamen killed in US airstrikes

Army Day -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

Secular holiday : Anniversary of the establishment of the Iraqi army, and founded the first units Iraqi armed forces during the British Mandate of Iraq in 1921, where a regiment Musa al-Kazim, and took command of armed force headquarters in Baghdad, and after the fall of the Iraqi regime in 2003, issued civil administrator for Iraq Paul Bremer’s decision to disband the Iraqi army, was then re-formed in stages.

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday January 9, 2020

School holidays :

Three Holy Hierarchs -
Thursday January 30, 2020

cards/flowers : Refers to Basil the Great (also known as Basil of Caesarea), Gregory the Theologian (also known as Gregory of Nazianzus) and John Chrysostom. They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. Wikipedia

Winter holiday (end) -
Tuesday March 3, 2020

School holidays :

Anniversary of the chemical bombing on Halabja -
Tuesday March 17, 2020

Culture : Kurdistan only

Noruz -
Saturday March 21, 2020

Zoroastrian : Naw Ruz--Zoroastrian New Year and celebration of Righteousness Divine Spirit Asha Vahishta, creator of fire. Feast of Ahura Mazda, Spring Equinox Also spelled Newroz, Nauruz, Nauryz, Noe-Rooz, Nawroz, Norooz, Noruz, Novruz (in Azerbaijan and Turkey), Noh Ruz, Nauroz, Nav-roze, Navroz, Naw-Rúz, Nevruz, Sultan Nevruz, Наврӯз, Navruz, or Nowrouz (Wikipedia)

Mothers' Day -
Saturday March 21, 2020

cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

Daylight Saving Time -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

Special Events :

Optional holiday -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic : Easter

Optional holiday -
Monday April 13, 2020

Catholic : Easter Monday

Provincial election -
Monday April 20, 2020

Special Events :