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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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Saturday January 1, 2022National DayNational Day
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Sunday January 9, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday February 18, 2022Students Union DaySchool holidays
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Saturday March 5, 2022Uprising DaySecular holiday
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Sunday March 6, 2022National Day of Tolerance and CoexistenceSecular holiday
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Thursday March 10, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday March 11, 2022Uprising DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday March 14, 2022Heroes DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday March 21, 2022NowruzZoroastrian
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Sunday March 27, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Saturday April 9, 2022Day of Saddam Hussein's downfallSecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Thursday June 16, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday July 9, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday July 12, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Thursday July 14, 2022National DaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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National Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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 9, 2022
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 2022

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Students Union Day

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Friday February 18, 2022
School holidays :

Uprising Day

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Saturday March 5, 2022
Secular holiday : Liberation of Ranya City

National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence

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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

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday March 10, 2022
School holidays :

Uprising Day

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Friday March 11, 2022
Culture : Liberation of Erbil City

Heroes Day

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Monday March 14, 2022
Culture : Anniversary of Mustafa Barzani, who is the spiritual father for many Iraqi Kurds.

Nowruz

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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]

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Sunday March 27, 2022
School holidays :

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
cards/flowers :

Day of Saddam Hussein's downfall

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Saturday April 9, 2022
Secular holiday :

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday May 2, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Thursday June 16, 2022
School holidays :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

National Day

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Thursday July 14, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the 1958 coup: the army killed King Feisal II as well as Prince Abdul Illah, seized Baghdad and proclaimed Iraq a republic.

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :