President Adama Barrow has announced on his twitter feed that tomorrow, 15th August 2017 will be a public holiday throughout the Gambia in observance of Sang Marie.

He tweeted “As Christians celebrate Sang Marie, I am pleased to declare, tomorrow, 15th August 2017, a public holiday. Happy celebration #Gambia.”

The Gambia is a Muslim dominated country but has been known for it religious tolerance. Both Muslims, Christians and other faiths leave together peacefully.

President Barrow acknowledged the religious tolerance known in the country and wish the Christian community a happy feast.

He tweeted “The Gambia is known for its religious tolerance and co-existence. The people share the joy of their feasts with others”.