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Suriname Public Holidays Overhaul Stalled

Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo)
Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: September 4, 2012

The Commission on Suriname National Holidays established by the government of Suriname to reduce the number of annual public holidays in Suriname has reached a dead-end in its discussions with religious groups, none of which seems ready to abandon one of its religious public holidays.

Recall that, in recent years, the government of Suriname has added a slate of new religious and ethnic public holidays (2011-01-27, 2010-11-24, 2010-11-13, 2010-10-30, and 2007-08-08).

The current talks between the Commission on Suriname National Holidays and various religious groups are scheduled to end on March 21, 2012.

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