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Sudan's GoSS Observes First Annual Martyrs' Day Public Holiday

Source: New Sudan Vision (Bor Town)
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011


Sudan's GoSS has observed today the first annual occurrence on the Martyrs' Day public holiday commemorating the 2005 death of Dr. John Garang de Mabior.

Dr. John Garang de Mabior was, at the time, First Vice President of Sudan and President of the semi-autonomous Southern Sudan.

A one-off public holiday was declared in 2005, immediately after Dr. John Garang de Mabior's death (2005-08-04), but an annual public holiday was only declared last summer (2007-07-31).



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