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Eid al-Fitr Holiday to begin on Sunday

By John Lee. The Iraqi Government has confirmed that the Eid al-Fitr holiday will begin on Sunday 1st May, and end on Thursday 5th May.  Official working hours will resume in all government institutions on Sunday 8th May.  (Source: General Secretariat for the Council of Ministers)

Cabinet to Pay May Salaries of State Employees

Cabinet announces Eid holiday, authorises payment of May salaries of state employees The Cabinet held its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister told the Cabinet that the government is determined to overcome the security, economic and health challenges facing the […]

Eid Visitors to Kurdistan Double

By John Lee. The number of tourists visiting the Kurdistan Region of Iraq over the Ramadan holidays has doubled since last year to 243,000 people. The income generated is estimated at $73 million. Nawroz Mawlud, the minister for Municipalities and Tourism told Rudaw that about 70 percent of the tourists came from southern and central […]

Eid Tourist Numbers Increase in Kurdistan

By John Lee. According to a report from Rudaw, more than 140,000 tourists have visited the Kurdistan Region for the Ramadan holidays, an increase for the second year in a row. These interim figures are only for four days — Friday until Monday. Final figures will be released next week. Eid al-Fitr, which marks the […]

Iraq Loses $22m due to "Extra" Eid Holidays

An Iraqi economist says the country will lose $22 million because of "extra" Eid al-Fitr holidays that the Iraqi government announced. Eid al-Fitr, which follows the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, is usually three days, however, AKnews reports that the Iraqi government last week extended the holidays to six day, to accommodate differences between the […]