Three days in July

Kurdistan Regional Government announces public holiday dates for Eid Al-Adha

ERBIL – The Kurdistan Regional Government has officially designated July 16 to July 19 as the holiday period for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. This announcement comes amid ongoing public discussions about the exact date of Eid Al-Adha, with opinions varying from July 12 to July 17.

The decision aligns with the official holiday calendar, which has marked 25 official holidays for the year 2024. As of today, May 31, 15 of these holidays have already been observed, with ten more to come. The calendar specifies four holidays in June and additional holidays in July, including July 14 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1958 Iraqi coup d’état, and July 18 to honor the signing of the 1992 Kurdish Autonomy Agreement. Notably, there are no holidays scheduled for August.

Other significant dates on the 2024 official holiday calendar include September 15, celebrated as the Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday, October 3 as National Independence Day, and December 25 for Christmas. November will not feature any official holidays.