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Iraqi Public Holiday July 16

Source: Al Sumaria News (Baghdad)
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: August 9, 2017

The Iraqi Government has declared tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Iraq due to current and forecasted high temperatures.

Such weather related public holidays are routinely declared in Iraq (2013-07-17, 2012-07-25 and 2011-08-01). Neighboring Iran also regularly declares weather and pollution-related public holidays (2013-01-03, 2012-12-03, 2010-11-29, 2010-11-22 and 2009-07-07), while Jordan and Lebanon also sometimes declare weather-related non-working public holidays in Jordan and Lebanon, but usually for cold weather (2015-02-18, 2015-01-10, 2015-01-07, 2015-01-06).

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