President Weah Issues Proclamation to Observe Thursday, November 7th, as “National Thanksgiving Day” in Liberia

His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
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President George Manneh Weah has, by Proclamation, declared Thursday, November 7, 2019 as National Thanksgiving Day and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a National Holiday.

 

The Proclamation calls on Liberians and foreign residents, Priests, Imams, Bishops, Pastors, Clergies as well as  religious organizations in Liberia to gather in their various places of worship and offer praises to the Almighty God that he may continuously protect the Liberian people and a nation.

 

A Foreign Ministry release quotes the Proclamation as saying that the People of Liberia have always given thanks and praises to the Almighty God for His tender mercies and manifold blessings bestowed upon them and the Nation, especially for continuous protection in time of peace, disaster, and other natural phenomena over the years.

 

The release further states that the Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of National Legislature which was enacted in 1883 declaring the first Thursday in November of each year as a National Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated as a national holiday.

 

The Proclamation further reiterated that it is befitting that a day be set aside for the Nation and its people to give thanks and adoration to the Lord for His dispensation of grace, mercy and providence as well as the perseverance of lives.