Source: The Interim Transitional National Council (Tripoli)
Libya's ruling National Transitional Council has announced that Monday, September 16, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Libya to be observed as Martyrs' Day.
The aforementioned announcement is in line with the Libyan National Transitional Council overhaul of the official list of national non-working public holidays in Libya, announced announced early last year (08-Jan-2012).
A Martyrs' Day annual public holiday had been promised, 2 years ago (05-Sep-2011), by the chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mustapha Abdel Jalil, who had announced that the NTC planned to soon declare a new annual public holiday to commemorate those who died in the recent Libyan civil war. Interestingly, today's announcement refers to the upcoming, September 16, Martyrs' Day public holiday as marking "the anniversary in 1931 of the execution in 1931 of Omar Mukhtar who fought against the Italian colonial forces".
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