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Suriname Public Holiday July 1 and 6

Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo)
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016


The government of Suriname has announced that Friday, July 1st, 2016, and Wednesday, July 6, 2016, would be non-working public holidays in Suriname on account of the annual "Dag der Vrijheden" (Emancipation Day), and "Ied-Ul-Fitre" (End of Ramadan), public holidays in Suriname, for the calendar year 2016.

Three years ago (2013-06-26), the Suriname Raad van Ministers (Council of Ministers) has announced that Monday, July 1st, 2013, would be a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Suriname to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slaves ("150 jaar Afschaffing van de Slavernij"). The July 1st non-working public holiday in Suriname was then maintained in the subsequent announcements of non-working public holidays in Suriname for the years 2014 and 2015 (2015-01-26, 2014-03-17, 2014-02-12 and 2014-01-15).

July 6, 2016, had been announced as the date of the upcoming "Ied-Ul-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Suriname, last month (2016-06-13).


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