President Adama Barrow is pleased to declare tomorrow, Tuesday, 15th August 2017, a public holiday.
As Christians celebrate the annual feast of Assumption Day, locally called Sang Marie, President Adama Barrow is pleased to declare tomorrow, Tuesday, 15th August 2017, a public holiday.
Christians in the Gambia celebrate Sang Marie in the form of prayers and procession in the streets using traditional drumming. It is the celebration of the life of Holy Mary, mother of Prophet Jesus for her devotion. The most eventful one is celebrated in Banjul at the Cathedral church at Hagan Street (renamed Daniel Goddard Street). They share the joy of the day with their Muslim friends and neighbours.
The Gambia is known for its religious tolerance and maintains a culture where people from both religions celebrate their religious feasts together.
The President, on behalf of the First Family, extends their very best wishes of Sang Marie to all Christians.