Iraq Government Approves Christmas National Holiday

Iraq Government Approves Christmas National Holiday

The Iraqi government has approved a law to mark Christmas Day, December 25, as an official holiday, not only for the Christian community, as it had been for decades, but to all Iraqis across the country following a cabinet voted on an amendment to the national holidays law.

According to a statement released on Monday, “Happy Christmas to our Christian citizens, all Iraqis and to all who are celebrating around the world,” the Iraqi government said on Twitter.

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