Source:Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo (Kinshasa)
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: April 6, 2021
The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi, has elevated the first president of the DRC, Joseph-Kasa Vubu, as national hero, which would normally mean that March 24, the day of Joseph-Kasa Vubu's death, would become a new annual public holiday in the DRC, along with January 16 (Laurent Désiré Kabila) and January 17 (Patrice Emery Lumumba).
Late last year (2019-12-07), the government gave serious, but brief, consideration to the declaration of January 24 a new annual public holiday in the DRC.
But, this idea was dropped (2019-12-09), probably due to the fact that the month of January is already busy with other Congolese public holidays, on January 1, 4, 16 and 17, and this was confirmed when the list of 2020 public holidays in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was released (2020-01-15).
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