[size=36]A parliamentary proposal to make the Babylonian New Year a national holiday for Iraq[/size]
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The Culture and Information Committee in the House of Representatives intends to present three bills to be on the agenda during the upcoming sessions, while it suggested that the "Babylonian New Year" be a national holiday for the country.
The head of the committee, Farouk Hanna, said in an interview with the official newspaper, "Al-Sabah", followed by "Mawazine News", that "the committee is in the process of raising the laws of the Ministry of Culture, Diversity and Cultural Heritage to include them in the agenda of the upcoming sessions," adding that "these laws had previously been sent to the ministry to confirm its observations." They have to have a role in enacting these laws.”
Hanna criticized, "Determining Iraq's national holiday on October 3, 1932, for its entry into the League of Nations, because it was under the British mandate, the influence of international oil companies, and its entry into the Commonwealth of Nations of the territories of the British Empire."
Hanna suggested, "Two proposals for the national day, the first is that the national day of Iraq be on (July 14), despite the political, societal and class orientations that accompanied this day, and the second and most likely is (the first of April) in honor of the ancient peoples of the Mesopotamian civilization in which the first A law and the first clay number was found in it and the first letter was written in it, as this month was celebrating the Babylonian New Year for 12 days. Ended 29/N33