Iraq flag Iraq: Business Environment

Business Practices in Iraq

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Opening Hours and Days
Government offices are open from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 2pm
Banks are open from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 12.30pm (to 12pm on Saturday)
Shops & Malls are open from 9am to 6pm
Private Sector offices are open from 8am to 5pm, with a lunch break of one or two hours
During the month of Ramadan working hours are usually reduced.

Public Holidays

Exact dates of Islamic Calendar are subject to moon sightings, thus public holidays may occur in different dates of the Gregorian Calendar each year.
New Year's Day January 1st
Army Day

Jan 6 2018

Nowruz Mar 21 2018
Labor Day May 1 2018
Eid al-Fitr Jun 15 2018
Eid al-Fitr holiday Jun 16 2018
Eid al-Fitr holiday Jun 17 2018
Republic Day Jul 14 2018
Eid al-Adha Aug 22 2018
Eid al-Adha holiday Aug 23 2018

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Eid Al-Adha According to the Islamic Calendar

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