KRG announces Apr. 19 as public holiday

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced that the next Wednesday is a public holiday across the Kurdistan Region.

April 19 marks the occasion of the Yazidis’ Red Wednesday.

The KRG announced work at governmental offices of the Region will be off on the feast day with schools will be closed.

According to Yazidi mythology, the “red Wednesday” is the day on which the creation of the earth was completed: The sun’s rays reached the earth for the first time, turning the firmament red.


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