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Senegal Considering Magal de Touba Public Holiday

Source: Dakar Online (Dakar)
Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2009
Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Senegal's president, Abdoulaye Wade, has asked Parliament to expedite the passage of legislation that would declare a new annual public holiday on the occasion of the Magal de Touba.

The Magal de Touba is a uniquely Senegalese Muslim festival that occurs about 20 days before the official annual public holiday of the Prophet's Birthday.

Currently, the entire country comes to a virtual standstill on that occasion (which starts the day before), but it is neither an official, nor a paid public holiday.

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