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January (1)

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  • 1 January: New Year's Day
  • 10 January: Three days Yaran Feast (Qawltas)
  • 22 January: Establishment of Repblic of Mahabad Day

February (2)

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  • 1 February: Erbil Deadly Twin Terrorist attacks
  • 25 February: First Turkmen Newspaper

March (3)

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  • 1 March: Commemoration of Mustafa Barzani’s Death
  • 5 March: Uprising Day (against Saddam Hussein’s regime)
  • 7 March: Liberation of Slemani City
  • 8 March: Women's Day
  • 10 March: Traditional Clothing Day
  • 11 March: Anniversary of 11 March agreement (1970)
  • 11 March: Liberation of Erbil (Hawler) City
  • 14 March: Birthday of Mustafa Barzani
  • 14 March: Liberation of Dohuk City
  • 16 March: Halabja Day, the commemoration of chemical weapons bombardment on the city of Halabja
  • 21 March: Liberation of Kirkuk City
  • 21-23 March: Nawroz Kurdish New Year

April (4)

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  • 9 April: Baghdad Liberation Day (fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime)
  • 14 April: Commemoration of Anfal Genocide against the Garmians' (Chamchamal and Kalar)
  • 15 April: Yazidis New Year (Charshema Sor)
  • 16 April: Commemoration of Chemical attack on Balisan
  • 22 April: Kurdish Journalism Day
  • 24 April: Commemoration of Bombardment of Qaladze

May (5)

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  • 1 May: International Labour Day
  • 13-15 May: Eid-al-Fitr Feast (End of Ramadan)*

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July (7)

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  • 14 July: Republic Day of Iraq
  • 20 - 23 July: Eid al-Qurban Feast*
  • 31 July: Commemoration of Anfal Genocide against the Barzanis'

August (8)

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  • 3 August: Commemoration of Yazidis' Genocide
  • 7 August: Commemoration of Assyrian Martyrs
  • 10 August: Muharram (Islamic New Year)*
  • 25 August: Commemoration of Anfal Genocide against the Badinans'
  • 19 August: Ashura

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October (10)

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  • 3 October: Iraqi Independence Day (National Day)
  • 19 October: Birthday of prophet Mohammed (PBUH)*

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  • 17 November: Turkmen's Culture and Language Day

December (12)

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  • 17 December: Kurdistan Flag Day
  • 25 December: Christmas Day
  KRG National Holidays
  Key Dates

KRG National Holidays

1 January: New Year's Day

5 March: Uprising Day (against Saddam Hussein’s regime)

11 March: Anniversary of 11 March agreement (1970)

14 March: Birthday of Mustafa Barzani

21-23 March: Nawroz Kurdish New Year

9 April: Baghdad Liberation Day (fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime)

15 April: Yazidis New Year (Charshema Sor)

1 May: International Labour Day

13-15 May: Eid-al-Fitr Feast (End of Ramadan)*

14 July: Republic Day of Iraq

20-23 July: Eid al-Qurban Feast*

10 August: Muharram (Islamic New Year)*

19 August: Ashura

3 October: Iraqi Independence Day (National Day)

19 October: Birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)*

25 December: Christmas Day

* Following the Islamic Calender, dates are estimated

 

Key Dates

10 January: Three days Yaran Feast (Qawltas)

22 January: Establishment of Repblic of Mahabad Day

1 February: Erbil Deadly Twin Terrorist attacks

25 February: First Turkmen Newspaper

1 March: Commemoration of Mustafa Barzani’s Death

7 March : Liberation of Slemani City

8 March: Women's Day

10 March: Traditional Clothing Day

11 March : Liberation of Erbil (Hawler) City

14 March: Liberation of Dohuk City

16 March: Halabja Day, commemoration of chemical weapons bombardment on the city of Halabja

21 March : Liberation of Kirkuk City

14 April: Commemoration of Anfal Genocide against the Garmians' (Chamchamal and Kalar)

16 April: Commemoration of Chemical attack on Balisan

22 April: Kurdish Journalism Day

24 April: Commemoration of Bombardment of Qaladze

31 July: Commemoration of Anfal Genocide against the Barzanis'

3 August: Commemoration of Yazidis' Genocide

7 August: Commemoration of Assyrian Martyrs

25 August: Commemoration of Anfal Genocide against the Badinans'

17 November: Turkmen's Culture and Language Day

17 December: Kurdistan Flag Day