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Suriname 165th Chinese Arrival Public Holiday

Source: Dagblad Suriname (Paramarimbo)
Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2018


The Minister of the Interior of Suriname, Mike Noersalim, has announced that the Suriname government had decided to declare Saturday, October 20, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday ("consider the day of Saturday 20 October 2018 as a one-off, Sunday-like day") throughout Suriname to commemorate the 165th anniversary of the arrival of indentured Chinese workers.

A decade ago (2008-09-19), the government of Suriname had similarly declared Monday, October 20th, 2008, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Suriname to commemorate the 155th anniversary of Chinese immigration to Suriname.

Similar one-off public holidays were also declared in Suriname to commemorate the 140th and 145th anniversary of indentured "Hindustani" workers (2018-05-21 and 2013-06-02).


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