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South Africa Petitioned For Arrival Day Public Holiday

Source: Press Trust of India (PTI)
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009
Most recent follow-up news item: April 27, 2022

A coalition of South African Indian cultural, religious and political leaders have asked the government of South Africa to declare a public holiday on November 16, 2010, to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first indentured laborers from India.

Other countries have in the past either declared one-off Indian arrival anniversary public holidays, such as Suriname (2008-09-19), or annual public holidays, as in Guyana (2004-04-29), Mauritius (2001-07-26), and Trinidad and Tobago (1996-02-16), or are being pressed to do so, as is the case in Fiji (2007-05-16).

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