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Iraq Declares December 31 Public Holiday

Source: National Iraqi News Agency (NINA)
Posted: Friday, December 30, 2011

Iraq's Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, has declared tomorrow, Saturday, December 31, 2011, as a non-working national public holiday, to be named "Iraq Day".

Apparently the aforementioned December 31 non-working national public holiday is to be an annual non-working public holiday.

However such announcements are to be taken with a grain of salt as one will recall that 3 years ago (2009-01-02), Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, announced that he would ask the Council of Ministers and the Presidency Council to declare January 1st as a national holiday, from now, called "Sovereignty Day", following a request (2008-12-10).

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