PRESS RELEASE / The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq Will Open Its Doors During Passport DC’s 2019 Around the World Embassy Tour.

April 30, 2019

On Saturday, May 4, The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq will join more than 75 other nations for Passport D.C.'s Around the World Embassy Tour beginning at 10 a.m.

Passport DC commemorates International Cultural Awareness Month in the District of Columbia. The celebration runs May 1 through 31 and offers an outstanding array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, performing arts venues, museums, and special receptions throughout the District.

“Passport DC offers authentic learning opportunities for the thousands of people who attend these events. It’s a global buffet of arts and culture,” according to Steve Shulman, executive director of Cultural Tourism DC. “Visitors will find a tremendous selection of music, dance, art, handcrafts, and even some very tasty samples to eat and drink,” he said.

This year marks the Seventh time that the Iraqi Embassy has participated in Passport DC.

The event will showcase historic icons of Iraq’s cultural heritage from Mesopotamia and Medieval Baghdad such as books and publications, fine arts and popular crafts, and traditional Iraqi costumes and cuisine.

Around the World Embassy Tour Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm


Passport DC Signature Events include:

European Union Culture Month, May 1-31

Flower Mart at National Cathedral, Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4

Around the World Embassy Tour, Saturday, May 4

European Union: EU Open House, Saturday, May 11

Fiesta Asia! Street Festival, Saturday, May 18

Cultural Tourism DC produces Passport DC annually. Events DC is the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors include Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, University of the District of Columbia, Panasonic, Washington DC Economic Partnership, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Bonstra|Haresign Architects, LINK Strategic Partners, DuPlain Global Enterprises, 80Msigns, and Embassy Chef Challenge. The producers and presenters are grateful to the more than 500 volunteers who provide services throughout the month in support of the educational mission of Passport DC as well as the donors who financially support these endeavors. For more information visit or follow on social media using @DCCulture, or #PassportDC.