List of national public holidays of Iraq in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Iraq. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 New Year's Day
Jan. 6, 2018 Jan. 6, 2018 Army Day Except Kurdistan
March 21, 2018 March 21, 2018 Eid Norooz Kurdistan only. Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018 Labour Day International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
June 15, 2018 June 15, 2018 Eid Al Fitr End of Ramadan
June 16, 2018 June 16, 2018 Eid Al Fitr Holiday End of Ramadan
June 17, 2018 June 17, 2018 Eid Al Fitr Holiday End of Ramadan
June 18, 2018 June 18, 2018 Eid Al Fitr Holiday End of Ramadan
June 19, 2018 June 19, 2018 Eid Al Fitr Holiday End of Ramadan
July 14, 2018 July 14, 2018 Republic Day
Aug. 22, 2018 Aug. 22, 2018 Eid Al-Adha Feast of Sacrifice
Aug. 23, 2018 Aug. 23, 2018 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Sacrifice Feast. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Aug. 24, 2018 Aug. 24, 2018 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Sacrifice Feast. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Aug. 25, 2018 Aug. 25, 2018 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Sacrifice Feast. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Sept. 11, 2018 Sept. 11, 2018 Islamic New Year Hijri New Year
Sept. 20, 2018 Sept. 20, 2018 Ashura 10th day of Muharram
Oct. 3, 2018 Oct. 3, 2018 Iraqi Independence Day National Day
Nov. 20, 2018 Nov. 20, 2018 Mawlid al-Nabi
Dec. 10, 2018 Dec. 10, 2018 Victory Day
Dec. 25, 2018 Dec. 25, 2018 Christmas Christian only