Source:Journal Officiel de la République Française (JORF)
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: May 18, 2018
The list of annual official non-working public holidays in Saint Martin has been amended with the long-awaited gazetting of the return of the May 27 annual public holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
The aforementioned "Décret n° 2012-553 du 23 avril 2012 modifiant le décret n° 83-1003 du 23 novembre 1983 relatif à la commémoration de l'abolition de l'esclavage" (JORF n°0098 du 25 avril 2012, page 7373) thus specifies an annual public holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery in Saint-Martin on May 27.
The amended "décret n° 83-1003 du 23 novembre 1983 relatif à la commémoration de l'abolition de l'esclavage" had established a specific annual public holiday for each of the French overseas territories (DOM/TOM). However, on July 15, 2007, when Saint-Martin became an independent French overseas administrative area, no longer a part of Guadeloupe, the May 27 public holiday for Guadeloupe ceased to be a public holiday in Saint Martin (2007-07-16).
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