qnaadmin Liberia 17 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 14 Points View Profile 6 qnaadmin Asked: April 16, 2020In: History Why do we only celebrate J.J Roberts and W.V.S Tubman’s Birthdays as National Holidays? 6 How did we decide on only these two Presidents? Is there a rule or systematic approach to this? Can any other President do the same? holidays in LiberiaLiberian presidentsLiberian Presidents and Holidays Share Facebook 7 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Brenda W. Bainda Added an answer on May 16, 2020 at 7:18 am Even though Joseph Jenkins Roberts birthday is celebrated by the nation (Liberia) at large, the actual ceremony is held by the Methodist Church. There are two main reasons why we celebrate his birthday. Firstly, Joseph Jenkins Roberts was one of the founding members and the first president of the Republic of Liberia. He laid the foundation for others to follow. Secondly, he is the only president of Liberia that has willed his property to educate the youths of Liberia, and this is done through the Methodist Church. It is still continuing. So, even in death, he still support the nation (Liberia), by empowering its youths through education. As for William V.S. Tubman birthday, its celebration is mainly for economic reason. We celebrate it due to the open door policy, crafted by him (W.V.S. Tubman). This policy opened Liberia to the world market and brought investors to help boost the country’s economy. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Stanley Michael Oppong 25 Questions 30 Answers 1 Best Answer 94 Points View Profile Stanley Michael Oppong Teacher Added an answer on May 1, 2020 at 9:44 pm J.J Roberts was the first president of the Republic of Liberia, even essential to this, his struggle and advocacy to make us an independent nation is worth applauding, for it came with prejudices and challenges, most importantly with the future of freedom in mind. Also, for William VS Tubman, it might cradle to his implemented political policies for economic boom and equal participation. I wouldn’t say these are authentic reasons why we celebrate them, I would agree to the fact that they are meaningful historical endeavors necessary to remember. Hope it helps! 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Abram freeman Junior Student - University of Liberia 0 Questions 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 28 Points View Profile Abram freeman Beginner Junior Student - University of Liberia Added an answer on April 23, 2020 at 12:45 pm We celebrate those two presidents birthday because: president. J.J. Robert was the president of the first republic and William v.s Tubman was one of Liberia finest president interm of infrastructure, great policy such as the open Door that boost the Liberian economy and attract more investors to the republic.. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Abdulai Dargo 0 Questions 1 Answer 0 Best Answers 22 Points View Profile Abdulai Dargo Beginner Added an answer on April 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm Reason is that former president Joseph Jenkins Roberts was the founding father n first president of Liberia, while former president Tubman was the only longest serving president ever in the history of this nation and he was considered the most popular president. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Curtcarney 0 Questions 3 Answers 0 Best Answers 27 Points View Profile Curtcarney Beginner Added an answer on April 20, 2020 at 3:50 pm I can’t say it is a systematic approach I rather say that it is a way of paying homage to both men for the roles they both played in the Liberian history. Joseph J. Roberts was the first President of the republic of Liberia . In my opinion, he’s the father of the independent nation that we became in 1847. Every single person should know that and not everyone loves to read but everyone loves to celebrate a holiday and every time we celebrate March 15 another bunch of people will learn about him . Williams V.S. Tubman is the longest serving president of Liberia (27 years ) . Moreover, Tubman National Unification Policy and ‘Open Door Policy had some great impacts both politically and economically . 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Bendu M. Reeves Added an answer on April 19, 2020 at 9:09 pm We celebrate JJ Roberts birthday, because he is/was the first president of Liberia . We celebrate Williams V S Tubman birthday, because he’s the first president who died during his turn of service to the country. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Dounard 2 Questions 1 Answer 0 Best Answers 24 Points View Profile Dounard Beginner Added an answer on April 16, 2020 at 5:32 pm this was a decision made by govt. It might be a political one. And yes, Govt can decide to declare other presidents birthdays as holidays. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.