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South Sudan Declares July 30 Public Holiday

Source: Government of South Sudan (Juba)
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011

The Ministry of Labour and Public Service of the Republic of South Sudan, through its undersecretary, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, announced that Saturday, July 30, 2011, had been declared as a non-working public holiday marking Heroes' Day.

The aforementioned date of July 30 was announced as a new non-working public holiday in entire southern Sudan in 2007 (2007-07-31) and became effective the year after (2008-07-30).

After years of de facto independence, South Sudan became an internationally-recognized independent state earlier this month (2011-07-04) following a referendum at the beginning of this year (2011-01-08).

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