Religious Feasts in Iraq

in the sequence of the Islamic Lunar Calendar

Muharram

First of Muharram New Lunar Year

10th of Muharram Imam Husain Death (Ashura)

Rab’il’l-Awwal

The birthday of Muhammad, which is known as Mau-Ildu ‘n-Nabi, is celebrated on the 12th of Rab’iu’l-Awwal

Ramadaan

Ramadaan may be seen as a festive month of compulsory fasting (Sawm)

IDU’L-FITR

“The Festival of the Breaking of the Fast”, actually “The minor feast”.

IDU’L AZHA

This is also called “the great festival” (as opposed to Idu’l Fitr being the “minor festival”).