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Sénégal Magal Public Holiday Back In The Limelight

Source: Dakar Online (Dakar)
Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2019


The spokesperson for the Khalife Général des Mourides, Serigne Bassirou Mbacké Abdou Khadre, has issued a statement reminding Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, of his earlier promise to make the Magal de Touba into an annual non-working public holiday 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.

President Wade had already made a similar promise 2 years ago (2009-11-26).

The next Magal de Touba is expected to occur on January 12, 2012.



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