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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 November 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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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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    Sunday March 5, 2023Uprising DaySecular holiday
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    Monday March 6, 2023National Day of Tolerance and CoexistenceEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday March 9, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday March 11, 2023Uprising DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday March 14, 2023Heroes DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023NowruzZoroastrian
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday April 9, 2023Day of Saddam Hussein's downfallSecular holiday
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday November 28, 2022
    School holidays :

    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

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Students Union Day

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
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    Uprising Day

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    Sunday March 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : Liberation of Ranya City

    National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    Culture : 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 9, 2023
    School holidays :

    Uprising Day

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    Saturday March 11, 2023
    Culture : Liberation of Erbil City

    Heroes Day

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    Tuesday March 14, 2023
    Culture : Anniversary of Mustafa Barzani, who is the spiritual father for many Iraqi Kurds.

    Nowruz

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    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]

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

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Day of Saddam Hussein's downfall

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Secular holiday :

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

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    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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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    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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    Monday April 24, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .