|Thanksgiving Day Tomorrow|
|Published on November 02, 2011||Email To Friend Print Version
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 as National Thanksgiving Day to be observed throughout the Republic as a National Holiday.
The Foreign Ministry said the Liberian leader noted that it is befitting that a day should be set aside for the nation and its people to go into the House of the Lord and give adoration for His dispensation of grace, and for preserving our lives.
President Johnson Sirleaf, in the Proclamation, called on all Liberians and Foreign Residents, Bishops, Imams, Clergy and all Religious organizations to gather in their respective places of Worship, wherever they may be in Liberia, to pray for a peaceful and violence free elections as well as to give thanks and praises to the Almighty God, that his manifold blessings and mercies may continuously rest upon us as a people, the nation, our families, and for each one of us in the country.
The Proclamation noted that the continuous protection and blessings of the Almighty God, in times of peace, disaster and other natural phenomena have sustained the nation politically, socially and economically over the years.
As a nation, Liberians have more reasons, at this critical period in the country's history to glorify the Great Arbiter of Human Events, in a special way for His Grace, Ministry in a release quoted the presidential proclamation.
The Proclamation is in consonance with an Act of the National Legislature in 1883, which set aside the First Thursday in the Month of November of each year to be known as National Thanksgiving Day in order to give thanks and praises to the Almighty God for his mercies showered upon the Nation.