Independence Day Public Holiday


State House, Banjul, 16 February 2018 – The Office of the President is pleased to inform the General Public that His Excellency, Mr. Adama Barrow, the President of the Republic of The Gambia has declared Monday, 19 February 2018 as public holiday throughout the country, to mark the 53rd Independence anniversary celebration of The Gambia, which falls on Sunday, 18 February 2018.

The celebration will take place at the McCarthy Square in Banjul.  The Security Forces, representatives from 110 schools, five (5) voluntary organisations and regional athletes will take part in the march past.    President Barrow will be in attendance and all invited guests are requested to be seated by 9:00 AM. The celebration will end at 12 noon.

The President wishes to take this opportunity to wish Gambians a happy celebration and a blessed holiday.



Amie Bojang-Sissoho

Director of Press & Public Relations
Office of the President, State House, Banjul
Tel: +220 9957592
Twitter: @BarrowPresident
Facebook: Barrow PORG


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