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Parliament Makes Eid al-Ghadir A Public Holiday in Iraq

21:50 - May 23, 2024
News ID: 3488468
IQNA – Iraq’s parliament approved a proposal based on which Eid al-Ghadir will be added to list of the public holidays in the country.

Iraq's parliament

 

In a session of the parliament on Wednesday, the lawmakers passed the bill on a revision of public holidays in Iraq, Baghdad al-Yawm website reported. 

According to the bill, Friday and Saturday are the weekly holidays in Iraq.

Public holidays include the first day of Muharram (beginning of lunar Hijri calendar year), the tenth of Muharram (the Day of Ashura which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions in the 680 AD Battle of Karbala), and the 12th day of Rabi al-Awwal (the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) according to Sunni Muslims).

The first day of Shawwal (Eid al-Fitr), the 10th to 13th days of Dhul Hajja on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and the 18th Day of Dhul Hajja on the occasion of Eid al-Ghadir are also public holidays in the country.

The event of Ghadir, or Eid al-Ghadir, is celebrated by Shia Muslims around the world every year. It is among important feasts and happy holidays of Shia Muslims held on the 18th day of Dhul Hijja in the lunar Hijri calendar.

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It was the day when according to reports, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) appointed Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) as his caliph and the Imam after himself following an order from God.

 

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