Source:Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar)
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013 Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2019
During yesterday's full session of Senegal's parliament, its members unanimously approved the recent bill ("Projet de loi n°10/2013 complétant et modifiant certaines dispositions de la loi n° 74-52 du 04 novembre 1974 relative à la fête nationale et aux fêtes légales, modifiée") which finally makes the Magal de Touba a new official annual non-working public holiday in Senegal.
Earlier this week (2013-11-26), the Senegalese Parliament had approved the recent bill which will finally declare the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal ("jour férié, chômé et payé"), leaving only yesterday's full floor vote in the way of its passage into law.
Last October (2013-10-29), the Prime Minister of Senegal, Aminata Touré, and her government finally drafted legislation declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal.
Then, after the elections (2012-12-07), the Senegalese Cabinet of Ministers approved a decree declaring Tuesday, January 1st, 2013, the date of the first Magal de Touba of 2013, as a non-working public holiday throughout Sénégal ("déclaré férié, chômé et payé, la journée célébrant le Grand Magal de Touba édition 2013").
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