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Senegal Magal Public Holiday Confirmed

Source: Walf Fadjri (Dakar)
Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2011
Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, has finally confirmed that he will issue a presidential decree declaring the Magal de Touba as a new annual non-working public holiday (journée chômée et payée) in Sénégal.

The aforementioned announcement, which was made during last Thursday's Conseil des Ministres had been widely rumoured (2011-11-15) to be imminent, although it had been promised on many occasions in the past.

Indeed, 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.

But President Wade had already made a similar promise 2 years ago (2009-11-26), prompting the Khalife Général des Mourides to issue a statement 2 months ago (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 12, 2012.

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