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Iraq (Kurdistan) : 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 next 3 months


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

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Monday August 8, 2022AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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Tuesday September 20, 2022Erbil International FairTradeshows
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Saturday October 8, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Thursday November 10, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday November 26, 2022MarathonSports events
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Monday November 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday December 10, 2022Victory DaySecular holiday
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Thursday December 22, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday January 1, 2023National DayNational Day
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Sunday January 8, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday February 18, 2023Students Union DaySchool holidays
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Ashura

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Monday August 8, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.

Erbil International Fair

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Tuesday September 20, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - www.erbilfair.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday October 8, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday November 10, 2022
School holidays :

Marathon

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Saturday November 26, 2022
Sports events : Www.erbilmarathon.org/ 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday November 28, 2022
School holidays :

Victory Day

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Saturday December 10, 2022
Secular holiday : Over ISIS forces

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday December 22, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

National Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : Celebrates the day when American forces returned the presidential palace to the Iraqi authorities on Dec. 31, 2008.

Winter holiday (end)

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Sunday January 8, 2023
School holidays : Erbil International School
https://iscerbil.sabis.net
Schooling in Kurdistan is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Kurdish, English
Schools are closed on Friday & Saturday
School uniforms required

Dates confirmed till July 2023

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Students Union Day

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Saturday February 18, 2023
School holidays :