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Suriname Promises Maroons Day Public Holiday

Source: Verkiezingen in Suriname (Drie Tabbetje)
Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: November 13, 2010

At a Krutu held on the occasion of yesterday's Maroons Day, Suriname's President, Desi Bouterse, announced that Maroons Day, on October 10, would henceforth be an annual non-working public holiday in Suriname.

Three years ago (2007-08-08), Suriname declared August 9, as a new annual International Day of Indigenous People, public holiday.

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