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Suriname Adds Annual Javanese New Year Public Holiday

Source: Kabinet van de President van de Republiek Suriname (Paramarimbo)
Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2022

The Vice President of Suriname, Ronnie Brunswijk, has announced in the National Assembly that Javanese New Year, also called Sasi Sura, will henceforth be observed as a non-working public holiday in Suriname ("this day has now been equated with Sunday").

The aforementioned declaration of Javanese New Year on July 31, 2022, as a public holiday, thus amends the annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Suriname dates for the calendar year 2022, as released earlier this year (2022-01-10).

However, in a follow-up statement, Suriname's President Santokhi stated that "a committee has been set up that will examine the phenomenon of national holidays in the coming period" and that "Declaring a national day does not necessarily mean that it will be a day off that is equated with Sunday".

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