Iraq Republic Day
Iraq Republic Day is held on July 14. This event in the second decade of the month July is annual. Help us
Iraq is home to the world's oldest civilisation. A superstition about black cats could have originated in Iraq. Republic Day is a public holiday in Iraq that is observed on 14 July. The holiday commemorates the overthrow of the Hashemite monarchy on 14 July 1958. Iraq is a Muslim nation with Arabic and Kurdish as its official languages. As such, Islamic holidays are celebrated.
In Arabic, the name Iraq means “deeply rooted, well watered; fertile.” The name has been in use since before the sixth century.
Masgouf is a fish dish eaten all around Iraq and often referred to as the national dish of the country. The fish used to prepare masgouf is usually freshwater carp, which is butterflied, marinated, set on skewers, then grilled next to an open fire.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Ridwan Day in Iraq on April 20 (in Islamic angelology, Ridwan is the guardian of Paradise and the head of the host of guardian angels of Paradise. Literally translated “satisfied, pleased.” It is not mentioned in the Qur'an and Tafsir, but is mentioned in the earlier hadiths describing Paradise);
Ashura on July 27 (is a major festival for Shia Muslims and commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet);
National Iraqi Day on October 3 (celebrates the independence of Iraq from the United Kingdom in 1932);
Victory Day in Iraq on December 10 (Celebrates the defeat of the ISIS in Iraq in 2017);
Father's Day in some Islamic countries on January 25 (Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Mauritania is celebrated on the 13th day of the month of Rajab)