Key dates in the Kurdistan Region’s history
- 21st March: Nawroz, Kurdish New Year celebrated on the spring equinox.
- 5th March 1991: Uprising against Saddam Hussein’s regime, which began in the town of Rania.
- 14th March 1903: Birthday of Mustafa Barzani, leader of Kurdistan’s national democratic movement.
- 16th March 1988: Halabja Day, commemoration of chemical weapons bombardment on the city of Halabja.
- 14th April: Commemoration of Anfal genocide campaign against the Kurds