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Iraq - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070


Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Iraq

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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Name Date Kind
National Day*Saturday January 1, 2022National Day 
School holidays**Saturday January 1, 2022School holidays 
Army Day*Thursday January 6, 2022Secular holiday 
winter holiday (beginning)Thursday January 13, 2022School holidays 
Three Holy Hierarchs*Sunday January 30, 2022cards/flowers 
winter holiday (end)Sunday February 20, 2022School holidays 
National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence**Sunday March 6, 2022Secular holiday 
anniversary of the chemical bombing on Halabja*Thursday March 17, 2022Events, celebrations... 
Nowruz**Monday March 21, 2022Zoroastrian 
Mothers' Day*Monday March 21, 2022cards/flowers 
Parliament recess (end)Monday December 5, 2022Special Events 
Victory Day**Saturday December 10, 2022Secular holiday 
Christmas Day*Sunday December 25, 2022Catholic or protestant 

National Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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

School holidays -
Saturday January 1, 2022

School holidays : Vacances scolaires : 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 confirmed till Aug 2022

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Army Day -
Thursday January 6, 2022

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 13, 2022

School holidays :

Three Holy Hierarchs -
Sunday January 30, 2022

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) -
Sunday February 20, 2022

School holidays :

National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence -
Sunday March 6, 2022

Secular holiday : Celebration declared after the meeting between Pope Francis and the Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. Francis’ visit to the highest Shiite cleric had taken place in the southern Iraqi Najaf – a holy city for the Shiites. The 45-minute conversation was about the cooperation between the religious communities. The holiday also paid tribute to the interfaith meeting in the plain of Ur, where the head of the Catholic Church met with representatives of Islam, Christianity and the Yazidis. Jewish representatives did not take part. from 2022

Anniversary of the chemical bombing on Halabja -
Thursday March 17, 2022

Culture : Kurdistan only

Nowruz -
Monday March 21, 2022

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 -
Monday March 21, 2022

cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

Parliament recess (end) -
Sunday December 5, 2021

Special Events :

Victory Day -
Friday December 10, 2021

Secular holiday : Over ISIS forces from 2017

Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

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.