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Prez. Sirleaf declares Thursday National Thanksgiving Day

By Patrick Flomo
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

( 2013) President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Thursday, November 7, 2013 National Thanksgiving Day.

The Day will be observed throughout the Republic of Liberia as a National Holiday.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the proclamation calls on all Liberians and foreign residents alike, Priests, Imams, Bishops, Pastors, Clergies and religious organizations to gather in their various places of worship and give thanks and praises to God that His blessings and mercies may continuously rest upon the nation and people.

The proclamation, in consonance with an Act of the National Legislature, was enacted in 1883.

Following its enactment, the Proclamation declared the first Thursday in November of each year to be known as National Thanksgiving Day.

The Proclamation says it is befitting that the Day was set aside for the Nation and People to give thanks and adoration to the Lord for His dispensation of grace, mercy and providence for the perseverance of the lives of the Liberian people.

It recalled that the Liberian people have always given thanks and praises to God for His mercies showered upon the Nation and having more reasons at this time to glorify the Great Arbiter of human event in a special way for His grace.

The release also quotes the Proclamation as saying: “God’s continuous protection and blessings in time of peace, disaster and other natural phenomena have sustained Liberia politically, socially and economically over the years.”


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