Iraq Officially Declares Christmas Day A National Holiday

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Iraq Officially Declares Christmas Day A National Holiday

Iraq Officially Declares Christmas Day A National Holiday

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The government of Iraq has declared that December 25th which is Christmas Day will now be recognised as a national holiday in the country to celebrate “the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ”.

The government voted on an amendment to the national holidays law in the country that Christmas Day is a holiday for all Iraqis, and not only for the Christian community, as it had been for decades.

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

According to an announcement made via Twitter, the government of the middle eastern nation wrote,

“The @IraqiGovt announces Christmas Day to be an official holiday across Iraq. Happy Christmas to our Christian citizens, all Iraqis and to all who are celebrating around the world.”

CNN had reported sometimes ago that Iraq had about 1.4million Christians but the number has reduced to roughly 300,000 after hundreds of thousands fled the country following violence and attacks by various armed groups over the years.

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