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January (1)

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28 29 30 31      
  • 1 January: New Year's Day
  • 22 January: Establishment of Republic of Mahabad Day
  • 25 January: Three days Yaran Feast (Qawltas)

 

February (2)

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4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29    
  • 1 February: Erbil Deadly Twin Terrorist attacks
  • 25 February: Turkmen Journalism Day

March (3)

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10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            
  • 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: International Women's Day
  • 10 March: National 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 Duhok City
  • 16 March: Halabja Day, Commemoration of chemical weapons bombardment on the city of Halabja
  • 21-23 March: Nawroz - Kurdish New Year
  • 21 March: Liberation of Kirkuk City

April (4)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
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28 29 30        
             
  • 1 April: Assyrian New Year
  • 9 April: Baghdad Liberation Day (fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime)
  • 9-12 April: Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)*
  • 14 April: Commemoration of Anfal Genocide against the Garmians' (Chamchamal and Kalar)
  • 16 April: Commemoration of Chemical attack on Balisan
  • 17 April: Yazidis New Year (Charshema Sor)
  • 22 April: Kurdish Journalism Day
  • 24 April: Commemoration of Bombardment of Qaladze
    * According to the Islamic calendar, dates are estimated

May (5)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30  31  
             
  • 1 May: International Workers' Day

June (6)

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2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30            
  • 16-19 June : Eid al-Adha*
    * According to the Islamic calendar, dates are estimated

July (7)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
  • 7 July: Muharram (Islamic New Year)*
  • 14 July: Republic Day of Iraq
  • 16 July: Ashura*
  • 31 July: Commemoration of Anfal Genocide against the Barzanis'
    * According to the Islamic calendar, dates are estimated

August (8)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
  • 3 August: Commemoration of Yazidis' Genocide
  • 7 August: Assyrian Martyrs Day
  • 25 August: Commemoration of Anfal Genocide against the Badinans'

September (9)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
  • 15 September: Birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)*
    * According to the Islamic calendar, dates are estimated

October (10)

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6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30  31    

 

November (11)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
  • 17 November: Turkmen's Culture and Language Day

December (12)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
  • 17 December: Kurdistan Flag Day
  • 25 December: Christmas Day

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
  • 1 April: Assyrian New Year
  • 9 April: Baghdad Liberation Day (fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime)
  • 9-12 April: Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)*
  • 17 April: Yazidis New Year (Charshema Sor)
  • 1 May: International Labour Day
  • 16-19 June: Eid al-Adha*
  • 7 July: Muharram (Islamic New Year)*
  • 14 July: Republic Day of Iraq
  • 16 July: Ashura*
  • 15 September: Birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
  • 25 December: Christmas Day

    * Following the Islamic Calendar, dates are estimated

Key Dates

  • 22 January: Establishment of Republic of Mahabad Day
  • 25 January: Feast of Qawltas
  • 1 February: Erbil Deadly Twin Terrorist attacks
  • 25 February: Turkmen's Journalism Day
  • 1 March: Commemoration of Mustafa Barzani’s Death
  • 7 March: Liberation of Slemani City
  • 8 March: Women's Day
  • 10 March: National 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