Haji Omaran Border Crossing Closes for New Year

An official from the Haji Omaran [Haj Omran, Haj Umran] Customs Office, 147 km northeast of Kurdish capital Erbil, said trade through the Haji Omaran border crossing will be suspended three days from March 21.

The gate will, however, be open for the passage of the visitors from both Iran and the Kurdistan Region, Salam Arab, the chief of the customs office told AKnews. The suspension is due to new year celebrations.

Kurds and Iranians mark March 21 the beginning of spring and a new year. The occasion is called Newroz in Kurdish and Noruz in Persian.

(Source: AKnews)

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