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Senegal 2015 Ashura Public Holiday

Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar)
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

The National Moon-Sighting Commission of Sénégal ("Commission nationale d'observation du croissant lunaire" - CNOCL) has announced that the upcoming Tamkharit (aka. Ashura, aka. Achoura) annual non-working public holiday in Sénégal would be on Friday, October 23, 2015.

Note that, often (2015-09-17, 2014-09-26, 2013-10-09, 2011-08-30 and 2007-12-18), many Senegalese Muslim communities, such as the Coordination des musulmans de Dakar, announce that they will not follow the recommendations of the CNOCL and instead will follow the dates announced by Saudi Arabia (2015-09-13).

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