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Holidays

2016 List of Holidays Observed by the Embassy

Date(s) Observed U.S. Federal Holiday Iraqi Local Holiday
Thursday, December 31, 2015 New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Army Day
Sunday, January 17, 2016 Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday**
Sunday, February 14, 2016 President’s Day**
Monday, March 21, 2016 Eid Norooz
Sunday, May 1, 2016 Labor Day
Sunday, May 29, 2016 Memorial Day**
Monday, July 4, 2016 Independence Day
Wednesday, July 6-7, 2016 Eid Al-Fitr*
Sunday, September 4, 2016 Labor Day
Sunday September 11-13, 2016 Eid Al-Adha*
Sunday, October 2, 2016 Islamic New Year*
Sunday, October 9, 2016 Columbus Day**
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Ashura*
Sunday, November 13, 2016 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day
Sunday, December 11, 2016 Prophet’s Birthday*
Sunday, December 25, 2016 Christmas Day

* These particular Iraqi Holidays are determined by the lunar cycle. Exact dates must be confirmed by local authorities and are subject to change.