On Monday, September 19, 2022, it was once raised to a national holiday

Maandag 19 september 2022 eenmalig verheven tot nationale vrije dag

On September 19, the Saramakan tribe celebrated the signing of the peace treaty between the colonial government and the Maroons in Upper Suriname or Saramaka.

On the basis of the fact that on September 19 it will be exactly 260 years before the historical event took place on the territory of Suriname and that 2022 is a brilliant year, “Stichting September 19, 1762” asked to celebrate this day. Raised to a national holiday.

Representatives of the Council of Ministers of the President of the Republic of Suriname received on August 5 representatives of the “September 19, 1762 Foundation”. The President of Suriname decided to approve the request once.

In accordance with this decision, only Monday, September 19, 2022, for this year will be considered a special day as Sunday, with all legal and customs associated with it.

The chief is grateful to the Saramakan tribe for their contribution to Suriname society. Surinamese also emerged from this part of the population, who made a lasting impression on society. All population groups together form the basis of our beautiful country.

Within the framework of an integrated structuring of the days, a national advisory committee will be formed as of January 1, 2023, which will issue integrated advice regarding national holidays, memorial days and memorials;


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