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American Samoa To Declare September 29 Public Holiday

Source: Office Of The Governor Press Release (Utulei)
Posted: 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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