Source: Zinfos 974 (Saint-Denis)
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 (10-Apr-2009), 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 (15-Feb-2010), the Socialist Party's, premier secrétaire fédéral, for the Réunion, Gilbert Annette, promised 3 new public holidays, for Muslims, Chinese and Tamils.
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Réunion bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (April 2011)
Réunion 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Réunion 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Réunion 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Réunion 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Réunion 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2012-04-06: Réunion Tamil Public Holidays Update 2
• 2010-02-15: The Réunion's Socialist Leader Promises 3 Ethnic Public Holidays
• 2009-04-10: La Réunion Set To Drop 3 Christian Public Holidays