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American Samoa To Declare September 29 Public Holiday

Source: Office Of The Governor Press Release (Utulei)
Posted on Monday, September 6, 2010


The governor of American Samoa, Togiola Tulafono, has announced that he plans to declare Wednesday, September 29, 2010, a one-off public holiday to mark the anniversary of last year's earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

Governor Tulafono added that, for the moment, the upcoming September 29 public holiday is a one-off event, and that he would decide at a later time if September 29th should become a permanent, annual, public holiday in the territory of American Samoa.

Last year's earthquake and tsunami claimed 32 lives in American Samoa.


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