Source:Al Sumaria News (Baghdad)
Posted: Sunday, March 7, 2021
In the wake of Pope Francis' visit to Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has declared March 6 as a new annual public holiday in Iraq ("from now on, the National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence will be celebrated annually on 6 March, a holiday on which everyone is free").
Late last year, after years of being a semi-annual public holiday (2018-12-23 and 2013-12-24), the Iraqi Parliament approved a bill which making Christmas Day, on December 25, an annual public holiday in Iraq (2020-12-17).
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