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Senegal Magal Public Holiday Decree

Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar)
Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013


Senegalese President, Macky Sall, has signed an executive decree declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Sénégal ("décret instituant le Magal comme jour férié, chômé et payé").

At the beginning of last year (2012-01-11), former Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade had declared that, Thursday, January 12, 2012, the date of the Magal de Touba, would be for the first time a non-working public holiday in Sénégal.

Then, last month (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").

However, both declarations were one-off and limited to then upcoming Magal de Touba and made no mention of what would happen in the future.

The Magal de Touba is expected to occur a second time in 2013, on December 21.


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