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Suriname Cancels February 25 Public Holiday

Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo)
Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 10, 2022

Suriname's Minister of the Interior, Bronto Somohardjo, has announced that, effective from 2021, the February 25, Dag van Bevrijding en Vernieuwing, would no longer be a public holiday in Suriname.

The aforementioned announcement that the February 25, Day of Liberation and Renewal, public holiday would be canceled with immediate effect, had been expected.

Last month (2021-01-12), Suriname's new Minister of the Interior, Bronto Somohardjo, had stated that it wouldn't be a bad idea to cancel the February 25, annual public holiday observed in Suriname.

And then, earlier this week, Minister Somohardjo announced that the decision to keep or cancel the February 25 Revodag public holiday would be made at the February 5 meeting of the Suriname Council of Ministers (2021-02-03). Concomitantly, Suriname President, Chan Santokhi, has set up a committee to evaluate national holidays.

A decade ago, the Council of Ministers of Suriname had declared February 25, a public holiday in Suriname from 1981 to 1987, as a public holiday again, beginning in 2011 (2011-02-06 and 2011-01-27).

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