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Liberian Unification Day Public Holiday May 14

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Monrovia)
Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: August 23, 2021

The President of the Republic of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, has issued a Proclamation declaring Friday, May 14, 2021, as the National Unification Day non-working public holiday to be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as a national holiday.

As per a concomitant release by the Foreign Ministry, "the Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of Legislation passed in 1960, declaring the 14th of May of each year as a National Unification Day, realizing the benefits to be accrued from the Unification and Integration Policy" and "since the Unification and Integration Policy became an integrated part of the National Development Plan, the Nation has seen marked progress and improvement in all spheres of national endeavor, particularly in the economic, educational, communication and social fields", concluding that "the wisdom of the Unification Policy has found expression in the national fabric through the representation of all sections of the country in the Legislature and every other branch of government, thereby promoting conditions of peace and unity".

as mentioned in the Foreign Ministry release, the National Unification Day of the Republic of Liberia was set aside as an annual non-working public holiday by an Act of the National Legislature in 1960, but such last-minute re-confirmation of annual public holidays are a staple of the Liberian public holidays calendar (2021-03-08, 2020-11-27, 2020-11-03, 2021-06-18, 2021-02-01, 2020-12-11, 2019-05-12, 2018-10-30, 2018-08-23, 2018-07-29, ...).

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