Baghdād, Iraq

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Baghdād, Iraq for 2017 ready to be integrated into your application.

The area known as Iraq was once called Mesopotamia, the ancient land that once lay between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. This was the cradle of civilization, where man began to read and write, create laws, and build cities with organized government. Present day, Iraq is now officially known as the Republic of Iraq and was founded on October 3, 1932. Iraq is located in Western Asia and home to a region known as the Syrian Desert.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Sunday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 6th Friday Armed Forces Day
March 3rd Friday World Wildlife Day
March 20th Monday March Equinox
March 21st Tuesday Iranian New Year's Day
March 21st Tuesday Mother's Day
April 9th Sunday Liberation Day
April 9th Sunday Father's Day
May 1st Monday Labor Day
June 21st Wednesday June Solstice
June 25th Sunday Festival of Breaking the Fast Long weekend.
June 26th Monday Second Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast
June 27th Tuesday Third Day of the Festival of Breaking the Fast
June 30th Friday International Asteroid Day
July 14th Friday Republic Day
July 18th Tuesday Nelson Mandela International Day
September 1st Friday Feast of the Sacrifice
September 2nd Saturday Second Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice
September 3rd Sunday Third Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice Long weekend.
September 4th Monday Fourth Day of the Feast of the Sacrifice
September 21st Thursday Islamic New Year's Day Long weekend.
September 22nd Friday September Equinox
September 30th Saturday Ashura
October 3rd Tuesday Independence Day
November 30th Thursday Birth of the Prophet Long weekend.
December 21st Thursday December Solstice
December 24th Sunday Christmas Eve
December 25th Monday Christmas Day
December 31st Sunday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

We are continuously monitoring for changes to this data to ensure we're providing the most accurate information possible.
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
$ curl -G -d country="IQ-BG" -d year="2017" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
import ""
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "IQ-BG",
  "year": "2017",
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
  country: 'IQ-BG',
  year: '2017',
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'IQ-BG',
  'year' => '2017',
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$ = "IQ-BG"
$Body.year = "2017"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'IQ-BG',
  'year': '2017',
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi =
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'IQ-BG',
  'year': '2017',