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Ellen declares Thursday, 2 November as National Thanksgiving Day

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Thursday, November 2, 2017, as National Thanksgiving Day to be observed throughout the country as a National Holiday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says in a release issued Tuesday, 31 October that the Liberian leader has called on compatriots, foreign residents, priests, imams, bishops, pastors, clergies, and all religious organizations to gather together in their various places of worship to give thanks and praises to the Almighty God that His blessings and mercies may continuously protect Liberians as a people and as a nation.

President Sirleaf notes that it is befitting that thanksgiving this year be declared for the nation and its people to give thanks and adoration to the Lord for His dispensation of grace, mercy and providence for the perseverance of lives.

The proclamation further indicates that the people of Liberia have always given thanks and praises to the Almighty God for his tender mercies and manifold blessings showered upon Liberia as a nation especially for His continuous protection and blessings in times of peace, disaster, and other natural phenomena over the years.

The National Legislature of the Republic of Liberia enacted a statute in 1883, declaring the First Thursday in November of each year, as National Thanksgiving Day.–Press release

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