Eid al-Fitr is a cherished occasion that resonates deeply within the hearts of families and friends throughout the Islamic world. This jubilant festival, spanning two to three days, immediately follows the culmination of Ramadan and stands as the paramount observance in the Islamic faith.

Marking the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr provides believers with a profound opportunity to express gratitude to Allah for bestowing upon them the resilience and dedication to fulfill the obligatory fast and adhere to His divine commandments throughout the sacred month. It is a time suffused with joy as Muslims revel in the return to a state of fitra, symbolizing purity and innocence. Having been cleansed of all misdeeds, they embark anew on a path of spiritual renewal.

Eid Mubarak!

Eid al-Fitr in Iraq 2025 dates and calendar

The determination of Eid al-Fitr hinges upon the sighting of the crescent moon, typically occurring a day after the new moon. This vital observation can only take place during the nighttime hours. If the crescent moon remains elusive, Ramadan extends for another day.

For this year, 2025, Eid al-Fitr is anticipated to grace us on Saturday, 29 March, pending the confirmation of the moon’s appearance. According to the Islamic calendar, this joyous occasion falls on the first and second days of Shawwal. It’s important to note that these dates may fluctuate and are contingent upon the sighting of the moon.

Eid al-Fitr 2025 Iraq holidays

Iraq’s Government is yet to announce the Eid al-Fitr holiday for 2025. We will update you when more information are available. 

Eid al-Fitr in Iraq

Eid al-Fitr, the paramount Islamic holiday, casts a radiant glow of joy and significance across the entirety of Iraq. The day preceding the festival holds a deeply touching tradition among the Iraqi Kurds – a visit to the cemeteries to honor and remember those who have passed away.

As dawn breaks, men, dressed in their finest attire, gather at the mosque. They join the multitude of Muslims congregating for the Eid prayer. In keeping with tradition, a light breakfast is consumed before the prayer, marking the end of the fasting month.

Following the prayer, families within the Iraqi Kurdish community come together for a grand breakfast. The meal typically features rice and stew, complemented by an assortment of candies, nuts, and caffeinated drinks. Kleicha, a traditional snack, and lamb dishes take center stage in this culinary celebration. The faithful extend Eid greetings to their friends and relatives, exchanging heartfelt wishes and celebratory tokens.

Children are filled with anticipation and excitement, looking forward to the gifts and feasts that are synonymous with Eid al-Fitr. Adults heighten the festive spirit by showering the young ones with sweets, presents, and monetary gifts.

Nationwide, households dress their homes in festive decorations and bright lights, creating a warm and festive welcome for guests. From the northernmost point to the southernmost tip, the joy and jubilation of Eid permeate every corner of the country, uniting its people in a grand celebration.