January 6 is Armed Forces Day (Army Day) in Iraq.
This holiday is observed annually since 1921 after the activation of the Iraq Army and today it is a national holiday and a public holiday.
Iraq Army was formed in early 1920s but was disbanded in 2003 after the Iraq War and toppling the Saddam Hussein regime.
Since 2009 Iraqi Armed Forces and Iraq Ministry of Interior are responsible for providing security and upholding law and order in Iraq.
Armed Forces consist of three subdivision: the Iraqi Army, the Iraqi Air Force and the Iraqi Navy.