Posted: Thursday, February 5, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Guinea's Prime Minister, Kabiné Komara, has announced that Friday, February 6, 2009, would be a one-off public holiday throughout Guinea to commemorate the 40th day since the death of former President Lansana Conté, late last year.
This public holiday is to coincide with the "sacrifice du 40e jour" which is a Muslim rite followed 40 days after one's death, at the end of the mourning period. A similar holiday was declared, almost exactly a year ago, in Pakistan, on the occasion of Benazir Bhutto's Chelum (2008-02-06).
A public holiday had also been declared in Guinea on the occasion of President Conté's funeral (2008-12-25).
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