2013 List of Holidays Observed by the Embassy
|January 1||Tuesday||New Year's Day|
|January 6||Sunday||Army Day||Iraq|
|January 20||Sunday||Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday||US**|
|January 28||Monday||Prophet's Birthday||Iraq*|
|February 17||Sunday||President's Day||US**|
|March 21||Thursday||Eid Norooz||Iraq|
|May 1||Wednesday||Labor Day||Iraq|
|May 26||Sunday||Memorial Day||US**|
|July 4||Thursday||Independence Day||US|
|August 8-10||Thursday||Eid Al-Fitr||Iraq*|
|September 1||Sunday||Labor Day||US**|
|October 13||Sunday||Columbus Day||US**|
|October 19-22||Saturday||Eid Al-Adha||Iraq*|
|November 5||Tuesday||Islamic New Year||Iraq*|
|November 10||Sunday||Veterans' Day||US**|
* This Iraqi holiday is determined by the lunar cycle. Exact dates must be confirmed by local authorities and are subject to change.
** In keeping with the spirit of the Monday Holiday Bill, the intention of which is to provide three-day holiday weekends, U.S. holidays covered by the Monday Holiday Bill will be observed on Sundays.
The Embassy will consider moving the observation date of local holidays (religious and secular) falling on weekends in the event that the Iraqi Government issues guidance mandating that the private and public sectors change the observance date.