National Day -
Monday January 1, 2018
Secular holiday : Celebrates the day when American forces returned the presidential palace to the Iraqi authorities on Dec. 31, 2008.
Winter holiday (end) -
Sunday January 7, 2018
School holidays : Erbil International School
Schooling in Kurdistan is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Kurdish, English
Schools are closed on Friday & Saturday
School uniforms required
We carry all confirmed dates till Aug 2018
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday December 1, 2017
Muslim, Sufi :
Victory Day -
Monday December 10, 2018
Secular holiday : Over ISIS forces from 2017
Winter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday December 21, 2017
School holidays :
Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.