Source:Zinfos 974 (Saint-Denis)
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012
France's President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has announced that he was in favour of declaring one non-working public holiday per religion in the French DOM-TOM of La Réunion.
This is a topic that crops up in mid-April, every year (2011-04-14).
Then 2 years ago (2010-02-15), the Socialist Party's, premier secrétaire fédéral, for the Réunion, Gilbert Annette, promised 3 new public holidays, for Muslims, Chinese and Tamils.
The year before that (2009-04-10), the Bishop of the diocese of La Réunion, Gilbert Aubry, had announced that he was ready to cede 3 Christian public holidays (Easter Monday, Ascension, and Whitmonday) to other religions.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Réunion Tamil Public Holidays Update 2" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.