President Weah Declares Thursday, as National Thanksgiving Day -Admonishes Residents to Join In Observance

His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
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The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Thursday, November 4, 2021 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, and religious organizations to gather in their various places of Worship, and in keeping with prescribed COVID-19 Protocol, to offer praise to the Almighty God so that he may continuously protect the nations and its people.

 According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of National Legislature enacted in 1883 declaring the First Thursday in the Month of November of each year as a National Thanksgiving Day.

The release stated 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.  

The Proclamation further recounted that the people of Liberia have always given thanks and praises to the Almighty God for His tender mercies and manifold blessings bestowed upon the Nation, especially for continuous protection in time of peace, disaster and natural phenomena over the years.