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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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