- New Year's Day/Sovereignty Day (1st of January)
- Army Day (6th of January) not observed in Kurdistan
- Liberation Day (9th of April) only observed in Kurdistan
- Labour Day (1st of May)
- Ceasefire Day (8th of August)
- Republic Day (14th of July)
- Iraqi Independence Day (3rd of October)
Islamic dates of significance are based on the Islamic lunar calendar, and therefore the actual dates vary from year to year. Some important dates include:
- Ramadan: the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This is the month that Muhammad received his first revelation from God. Muslims fast for 29-30 days to recognise this event.
- Eid-ul-Fitr: the end of Ramadan
- Eid-ul-Adha: the twelfth month of Islamic lunar calendar, signifying completion of the Haj and Abraham’s sacrifice of a sheep.
- Islamic New Year: the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar
- Moulad (The Prophet Birthday): Sunni Muslims observe the prophet Muhammad’s birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’al-awwal, while Shi’a Muslims mark it on the 17th of the same month.