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Iraqi Hijri New Year 1436 Public Holidays

Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad)
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Iraqi Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has once again declared Saturday, October 25, 2014, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Hijri New Year 1436.

This year, contrary to past years (2013-11-03, 2011-11-24 and 2008-12-28), the date of Iraq's Islamic New Year is the same as that of the Saudi Umm al-Qura calendar.

In related news, the Kurdistan Regional Government, via its Minister of the Endowments and the Religious Affairs in Kurdistan Region, Mariwan al-Naqshabandi, also announced that “Saturday, the 25th of October is a holiday due to the Hijri New Year”.

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