July 26 – Liberia Commemorates 171st Independence Anniversary


The President of the Republic of Liberia George, H. E. Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Thursday, July 26, 2018 as Independence Day to be celebrated throughout the Republic as a National Holiday.

The Proclamation calls on all citizens and foreign residents within the territorial confines of Liberia to observe the Day as such.

The Proclamation is in consonance with the Patriotic and Cultural Observance Law of 1956, setting aside July 26th each year to be observed as a public holiday to be known as “Independence Day”.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, all government offices and business houses are to remain closed during the observance from 6: o’clock ante meridian to 6: o’clock post meridian.

According to the Proclamation, the official festive celebration will take place in the City of Monrovia, Montserrado County, under the theme: “Unifying the Nation for Pro-Poor Development”