From the AP:
Holidays established, abolished by new Iraqi governing council
Sunday July 13, 2003
A look at holidays abolished by the new Iraqi governing council in its first official act, and the new holiday declared to mark the ouster of Saddam Hussein:
February 8: Baath Party first took power, 1963
April 7: Foundation of Saddam’s Baath Party, 1947.
April 17: Commemoration of Iraqi military victory in important battle for Faw during Iran-Iraq war, 1987
April 28: Saddam’s birthday.
July 17: Return of Baath party to power, 1968
August 8: End of Iran-Iraq war, 1988.
April 9 The fall of Baghdad and Saddam’s regime.
Expect much squabbling over whether MLK Day should be a paid holiday for state workers.