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The Orisa community of Trinidad and Tobago has repeated its call for the government of Trinidad and Tobago to declare Sango Day as a new annual non-working public holiday, in recognition of the contribution of the Orisa community to the development of Trinidad and Tobago.
In 1996, Trinidad and Tobago's House of Representatives passed the Order #32 which established Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day (March 30) and Indian Arrival Day (May 30) as new annual public holidays (1996-02-16).
But, in recent years (2012-04-23, 2010-04-20 and 2009-05-29), the Indian Arrival Day non-working public holiday is regularly in the news, as a source of controversy, as some politicians now feel that given the multi-racial composition of the country, the government should rename this public holiday from "Indian Arrival Day" to, simply, "Arrival Day".
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