Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo)
Suriname's Home Affairs Minister, Soewarto Moestadja, has announced that the Council of Ministers of Suriname had declared an additional public holiday on Thursday, February 3, 2011, for the upcoming Chinese New Year.
This upcoming public holiday for the first day of the Year of the Rabbit was not included in the recently-announced (17-Jan-2011) list of official Suriname public holidays for the calendar year 2011.
The declaration of an additional public holiday for the Chinese New Year had been requested by the Chinese community of Suriname, following the spate of new ethnic public holidays that were declared since the Desi Bouterse Government took office last August; Diwali (30-Oct-2010), Id-ul-Adha (13-Nov-2010), and Maroons Day (24-Nov-2010).
Finally, Suriname's Vice-President, Robert Ameerali, has hinted that February 25, the Day of the Revolution, is expected to be declared as another non-working national public holiday, at next week's Council of Ministers meeting. The government coalition has the required two-thirds majority in parliament to introduce this amendment.
February 25 was a public holiday in Suriname from 1981 to 1987.
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