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Suriname's New August 9 Public Holiday

Source: Blada.com
Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Most recent follow-up news item: January 10, 2022

Beginning this year, Suriname will be observing August 9, the International Day of Indigenous People, as a full-fledged public holiday.

Note that a similar proposal was made a few years ago, in neighboring Guyana, when its House Special Select Committee met to review its list of public holidays, with a view of adding one or two more public holidays (2004-03-23).

At that time, the Guyanese Organisation of Indigenous People (GOIP) did not support either of the holidays proposed by the commission, but rather proposed that September 10th be declared a public holiday to honour Guyana's Indigenous people.

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