Pres. Weah Declares Thursday, as National Thanksgiving Day Encourages residents to join in observance By: Julius Konton

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President George Manneh Weah, has by Proclamation declared Thursday, November 2, 2023 as “National Thanksgiving Day” and it is to be observed throughout the Republic as a National Holiday. The Proclamation Further calls on Liberians and foreign residents, Priests, Imams, Bishops, Pastors, Clergies, and all religious organizations in Liberia 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 rest upon the nations and its people. According to Foreign Ministry release, the Proclamation states 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 Nation, especially for the continuous protection in time of peace, disaster, and other natural phenomena over the years.  The Foreign Ministry release further says the Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of the National Legislature which enacted a statute in 1883 declaring the first Thursday in the month of November of each year as National Thanksgiving Day.   The Proclamation further indicates 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 for the preservation of lives.

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