Liberia Celebrates 172nd Independence on Friday, July 26 - As President Weah Proclaims Public Holiday

His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
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The President of the Republic of Liberia, H. E. George, Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Friday, July 26, 2019 as the 172ndIndependence Anniversary of Liberia, and is to be celebrated throughout the Republic as a National Holiday.   



According to a Foreign Ministry release, the official festive celebration of this year’s Independence Day will take place  in the City of Monrovia, Montserrado County  under the national theme: TOGETHER,WE ARE STRONGER”



Proclamation further calls on Liberian citizens and foreign residents within our borders to observe the Day as such.



 According to the release, government offices and business houses are to be closed during the observance from six o’clock ante meridian to six o’clock post meridian.



the Proclamation is in consonance with the “Patriotic and Cultural Observances Law”, Title 26, Liberian Code of Laws of 1956 which set aside  the 26th Day of July of each year to be known as “Independence Day”  and  appropriately celebrated as a public holiday throughout Liberia.  



Proclamation further noted that in his infinite goodness and mercy, God has blessed and prospered the work of the minds, hearts and hands of the people of the Republic from July 1847, following the declaration by Liberia as a free, sovereign and independent State.



”From the time Liberia declared  her independence, and throughout the years of our national life, manifold and varied have been the experiences of the nation and its people, who, through it all, have been able to forge their way by dint of perseverance, devotion, and courage”, the Proclamation declared.  



The Proclamation stated that it is in grateful recognition of the blessings and miraculous deliverances which the Almighty God’s Hand has extended to us as a Nation and State, that compelled us as a nation to give thanks, adoration and praises unto Him, for saving the State and to commemorate the brave and timely decision of our forbearers on 26thJuly, 1847.  



The Proclamation further indicated that after due deliberation on the future of the settlement and facing colonial challenges and threats, the founding fathers did publish to the world the historic and immortal instrument, known as the “Declaration of Independence” by which the commonwealth of Liberia became, and was presented to the comity of nations as a free, Sovereign and Independent State thereby warding of encroachment from any colonial powers, and becoming the “First Independence African Republic”.