President Sirleaf Declares Thursday, November 2nd as ‘National Thanksgiving Day’; To Be Observed Throughout Liberia as a ‘National Holiday’

Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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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 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.

 

 

According to a Foreign Ministry release, 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 our lives.

 

 

The proclamation further indicated that the people of Liberia have always given thanks and praises to the Almighty God for his tender mercies and manifold blessings showered upon us 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 statue in 1883, declaring the First Thursday in November of each year, as National Thanksgiving Day.