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Senegal 2012 Public Holiday For Magal de Touba

Source: Dakar Online (Dakar)
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: September 18, 2020

According to the entourage of Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, a presidential decree is currently being drafted declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday (jour férié, chômé et payé) in Sénégal.

Earlier this year (2011-01-22), Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, had announced that he would consult with the Prime Minister, Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye, on the best way to draft a law to finally make the Magal de Touba an annual public holiday in Sénégal.

As President Wade had already made a similar promise 2 years ago (2009-11-26), the Khalife Général des Mourides issued a statement last month (2011-10-26) reminding Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, of his earlier promise to make the Magal de Touba into an annual non-working public holiday in Sénégal.

The next Magal de Touba is expected to occur on January 13, 2012.

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