Public Holiday in South Sudan in 2024

Public Holiday in South Sudan in 2024
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2023 South Sudan Fri, Feb 3 National Holiday

A Public Holiday has been declared for the visit of Pope Francis and his counterparts.

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The government of South Sudanhas declared Friday February 3rd 2023 as a public holiday for all institutions across the Country stating that the day will be meant for honoring the papal ecumenical visit with his counterparts.

This public holiday was announced by the minister of information and government spokesperson, Michael Makuei  Lueth after the Council of Minsters’ meeting approval. 

Addressing journalists after the cabinet meeting on Friday, Minister Makuei said that no institutions shall undertake services of any kind during the papal presence in the Country.

He said that citizens are advised to maintain order and security in a bid to respect the presence of the Holy Father on his peaceful and ecumenical trip to the Country.

“Friday is declared as public holidays so that people go and receive Pope Francis and the other two who are coming and secondly to make them free of the reception. However, people are advised to be normal not to cause crimes but they will be expecting to see and receive the pope” he said

Makuei further added that the program is well set that the on the 3rd-Feb-2023, the Pope will be in Juba with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the moderator general of the church of Scotland and upon their arrival they would proceed to the office of the president where they will be received.

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