[size=36]Parliament to leave the holiday law for its next session and proposals to change its name and delegate holidays to the governors[/size]
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The Parliamentary Endowments and Religious Affairs Committee announced, on Wednesday, the transfer of the official and religious holidays law to the next parliamentary session, stressing that religious events are still the subject of a dispute between sects and religions.
Committee member Hana Turki said, "The law can be transferred to the next session, because there is difficulty in submitting it in one of the upcoming sessions of the House of Representatives," noting that "the holidays in Iraq exceeded what exists in the countries of the world, and that the curfew decisions contributed to the delay in the completion of transactions." ".
Turki added, "The committee seeks to establish important events that have contact with citizens, such as the day of declaring victory over ISIS, the national day of Iraq and the declaration of the republican system in Iraq, and adding the religious holidays, which are the first and tenth of the month of Muharram, the Prophet’s birthday, the days of Eid al-Fitr and the blessed sacrifice, in addition to a proposal To declare an official holiday on the 25th of December on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Christ.
And she continued, "Religious occasions that have become a matter of disagreement between sects and religions," noting that "canceling them will benefit the economy and production."
Turki revealed that "there is a proposal to assign a limited number of those holidays to the governors after the approval of the Council of Ministers, and that the name of the law be (official holidays and memoranda), such as the celebration of Teacher's Day or the popular uprising, in which there will be no official holiday." Ended 29 / A 43