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Suriname: Government abolishes February 25 as a national holiday

The government has decided to abolish February 25, the Day of Liberation and Renewal, also known as Revo Day, as a national day. This decision was taken yesterday. “The government cannot ignore the feeling of large parts of our society. Based on those feelings and the current reality, this decision was made, ”says Alven Roosveld, director of the Suriname Communication Service to Suriname Herald.

Consultations have taken place with various social organizations. President Chan Santokhi has previously received an official request from the Foundation on December 8, 1982, headed by Sunil Oemrawsing, for the abolition of February 25 as a national holiday. At the time, the head of state had said he was waiting for advice from a committee he had set up to evaluate the national holidays.

February 25 is therefore no longer equated with Sunday.

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