Source:Journal officiel (JORF)
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018
France's Saint-Martin DOM-TOM has released the "circulaire du 4 mai 2018 du Comité National pour la Mémoire et l’Histoire de l’Esclavage" which announces that the upcoming "Commémoration de l’abolition de l’esclavage à Saint-Martin" annual non-working public holiday in Saint-Martin, had been moved to Monday, May 28, 2018.
Five years ago (2012-04-25), the "Décret n° 2012-553 du 23 avril 2012 modifiant le décret n° 83-1003 du 23 novembre 1983 relatif à la commémoration de l'abolition de l'esclavage" (JORF n°0098 du 25 avril 2012, page 7373) added an annual public holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery in Saint-Martin on May 27, the long-awaited gazetting of the return of the May 27 annual public holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
France's DOM-TOM (territoires d'outre-mer), namely Mayotte, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, French Guyana, Saint-Barthélémy, Reunion, and New Caledonia, all have an additional annual non-working public holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
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