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Senegal 2020 Magal Public Holiday October 6

Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar)
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: September 21, 2021

The Senegalese commission d’observation du croissant lunaire de Touba has announced that the first day of the month of Safar would be tomorrow and, therefore, that the 2020 Magal de Touba, and related public holiday, would take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Contrary to what happened 2 years ago (2018-10-25 and 2018-10-10), we do not expect the aforementioned date of Tuesday, October 6, 2020, for the Magal de Touba public holiday of the Sénégal, to be extended to a second day.

The Magal de Touba was declared a one-off public holiday in Senegal, after years of hesitation and delays, for the first time in 2012 (2011-11-15, 2011-12-17, 2012-01-11, 2007-03-09, 2009-11-26, 2011-01-22, and 2011-10-26), and again in 2013 (2012-11-02 and 2012-12-07).

A year later (2013-10-29), the Prime Minister of Senegal, Aminata Touré, and her government finally drafted legislation declaring the Magal de Touba as an annual non-working public holiday in Senegal, culminating with Senegal's parliament unanimously approving the bill ("Projet de loi n°10/2013 complétant et modifiant certaines dispositions de la loi n° 74-52 du 04 novembre 1974 relative à la fête nationale et aux fêtes légales, modifiée") which made the Magal de Touba a new official annual non-working public holiday in Senegal (2013-12-01 and 2013-11-26), beginning 5 years ago (2019-09-29, 2018-10-25, 2018-10-10, 2017-10-22, 2017-10-13, 2017-09-21, 2016-11-01 and 2015-11-13).

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