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National Holidays in the Middle East - July to December

In a previous article, we looked at the national holidays that occur in the first half of the year. Here we continue with the holidays from July through December.


July
1Foundation of the Somali Republic (Somalia - 1 July 1960)
6Independence Day (Comoros - 6 July 1975)
17Revolution Day (Iraq - 17 July 1968)This commemorates the beginning of the Baathist regime, it is expected that the current government will declare a new holiday.
23Revolution Day (Egypt - 23 July 1952)
30Throne Day (Morocco - 30 July 1999)accession of King MOHAMED VI
August
5Constitutional Monarchy Day (Iran - 5 August 1925)
19Independence Day (Afghanistan - 19 August 1919)
31Independence Day (Kyrghyzstan - 31 August 1991)
September
1Revolution Day (Libya - 1 September 1969)
1Independence Day (Uzbekistan - 1 September 1991)
3Independence Day (Qatar - 3 September 1971)
9Independence Day (Tajikistan - 9 September 1991)aka National Day
21Independence Day (Armenia - 21 September 1991)
23Unification of the Kingdom (Saudi Arabia - 23 September 1932)
October
1Independence Day (Cyprus - 1 October 1960)
27Independence Day (Turkmenistan - 27 October 1991)
29Republic Day (Turkey - 29 October 1923)
November
1Revolution Day (Algeria - 1 November 1954)
15Independence Day (Cyprus - 15 November 1983)As celebrated by Turkish Cypriots
18Birthday of Sultan QABOOS (Oman - 18 November 1940)
22Independence Day (Lebanon - 22 November 1943)
28Independence Day (Mauritana - 28 November 1960)
December
2Independence Day (United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) - 2 December 1971)
16National Day (Bahrain - 16 December 1971)commemorates independence from British protection
16Independence Day (Kazakhstan - 16 December 1991)


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