Source:Zinfos 974 (Saint-Denis)
Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: April 6, 2012
The Tamil umbrella group, Tamij Sangam, has once again officially petitioned the French Interior Minister, Claude Guéant, and the French Minister of overseas territories, Marie-Luce Penchard, to declare Tamil New Year and Deepavali as official non-working public holidays in the Réunion.
This is a topic that crops up in mid-April, every year.
Two years ago (2009-04-10), the Bishop of the diocese of La Réunion, Gilbert Aubry, officially announced that he was ready to cede 3 Christian public holidays (Easter Monday, Ascension, and Whitmonday) to other religions.
Then last year (2010-02-15), the Socialist Party's, premier secrétaire fédéral, for the Réunion, Gilbert Annette, promised 3 new public holidays, for Muslims, Chinese and Tamils.
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