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Sénégal Promises Magal Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011)

Source: Dakar Online (Dakar)

Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, has 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.

The Magal de Touba is a uniquely Senegalese Muslim festival that occurs about 20 days before the official annual public holiday of the Prophet's Birthday. Currently, the entire country comes to a virtual standstill (09-Mar-2007) on that occasion (which starts the day before), but it is neither an official, nor a paid public holiday.

President Wade had already made a similar promise a year ago (26-Nov-2009) and nothing came of it until this weekend's visit by the President to Touba, where he once again made a promise to have the Magal de Touba declared a public holiday.

The next Magal de Touba occurs tomorrow, on Sunday, January 23, 2011.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Sénégal bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2011)
Sénégal 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Sénégal 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Sénégal 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Sénégal 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Sénégal 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2017-10-22: Senegal 2017 Magal Public Holiday Date Announced
• 2017-10-13: Senegal 2017 Magal Public Holiday Date Change
• 2017-09-21: Senegal 2017 Magal Public Holiday Preview
• 2016-11-01: Senegal Magal Public Holiday November 19
• 2015-11-13: Senegal Magal Public Holiday December 1
• 2013-12-15: Senegal Magal Public Holiday Gazetted Soon
• 2013-12-01: Senegal Magal Public Holiday Becomes Law
• 2013-11-26: Senegal Magal Public Holiday Bill Approved
• 2013-10-29: Senegal Magal Public Holiday Draft Bill
• 2012-11-02: Senegal Magal Public Holiday Not Yet Gazetted
• 2012-01-11: Senegal Magal Public Holiday Tomorrow
• 2011-12-17: Senegal Magal Public Holiday Confirmed
• 2011-11-15: Senegal 2012 Public Holiday For Magal de Touba
• 2011-10-26: Sénégal Magal Public Holiday Back In The Limelight
• 2009-11-26: Senegal Considering Magal de Touba Public Holiday
• 2007-03-09: Senegal Shut Down For Magal De Touba Unofficial Holiday


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