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Senegal Magal Public Holiday Draft Bill

Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar)
Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Prime Minister of Senegal, Aminata Touré, has announced that her government had finally drafted legislation declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal.

The Magal de Touba in Senegal, as a non-working public holiday, has a long and eventful history.

After years of hesitation (2007-03-09, 2009-11-26, 2011-01-22, and 2011-10-26), the Magal de Touba was declared a one-off public holiday in Senegal for the first time in 2012, albeit after a lot of last-minute delays (2011-11-15, 2011-12-17, and 2012-01-11). After similar delays, for 2013, the Magal de Touba was once again declared a one-off public holiday in Senegal (2012-11-02 and 2012-12-07).

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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