April Seeing the Most

KRG Announces 24 Public Holidays for 2024

ERBIL, January 7 – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has released its official holiday calendar for the year 2024, offering citizens a total of 24 days off. The calendar is particularly notable for its concentration of holidays in April, including a week-long break.

Key dates highlighted in the calendar are the New Year holiday on January 1, 2024, and a series of commemorations in March. These include the 5th for the start of the Kurdistan Uprising in 1991, the 11th marking the March 11 agreement of 1970, Mustafa Barzani’s birthday on the 14th, and the Newroz Feast on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

April stands out with seven holidays: Assyrian New Year on the 1st, the fall of the Ba’athist regime on the 9th, the Ramadan Feast from the 10th to the 12th, and the Yazidi New Year on the 24th.

The calendar includes World Labour Day on May 1st, Eid Al-Adha from June 16th to 19th, the Islamic or Hijri New Year on July 7th, the establishment of the Republic of Iraq on the 14th, and Ashura on the 16th. While August has no public holidays, September 15th and October 3rd are designated for the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad and the independence of the Republic of Iraq, respectively. The year concludes with Christmas Day on December 25th.

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