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Senegal Magal 2021 Public Holiday Extended To September 27

Source: Site Officiel du Gouvernement du Sénégal (Dakar)
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2021


The Minister of Labour of Sénégal has announced that Senegalese President, Macky Sall, had declared the day after the upcoming Magal de Touba public holiday, Monday, September 27, 2021, as an additional public holiday.

As per the aforementioned announcement, "Monsieur le Président de la République a pris, ce 20 septembre 2021, le décret 2021-1203 par lequel il déclare la journée du lundi 27 septembre 2021 pont et fériée. Il met de la sorte en vigueur l’article 8 du décret n°74 – 1125 du 19 novembre 1974 fixant le régime de la fête nationale et du premier mai et celui des autres fêtes légales".

The declaration of Monday, September 27, 2021, as an additional public holiday in Sénégal, due to the Magal de Touba falling on a Sunday (2021-09-08), is in line with what happened 3 years ago, when president Macky Sall declared Monday, October 29, 2018, the day after the then upcoming Grand Magal de Touba, also as an additional day of public holiday (2018-10-25 and 2018-10-10).

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), and became an official annual public holiday a year later (2013-10-29), as per the "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" (2013-12-01 and 2013-11-26).

Since then, the date of the annual Magal de Touba has been announced a couple of weeks before, annually (2020-09-18, 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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