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Toronto declares February 6th Bob Marley Day

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Toronto has officially declared every February 6th as Bob Marley Day, this was proclaimed by the city Mayor, John Tory.

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer and songwriter who created a mix of reggae, rocksteady and ska in his musical compositions. He died on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36 from skin cancer.

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The Mayor made the announcement in a tweet accompanied by a photo of the proclamation, he wrote;

Proud to proclaim today Bob Marley Day in the City of Toronto. This Toronto tradition pays tribute to Bob Marley’s legacy of peace, harmony and the unity of humankind. His music lives on today and is a guide towards a world united one love

The official proclamation reads,

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Whereas each year on February 6, we honor the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley. He began his career with the wailers and song became known for his distinctive songwriting and vocal style. “Marley sang of tolerance and love.

He became one of the greatest ambassadors of peace the world has seen. He encouraged us to live in harmony, chronicle our own destiny and stand up to what is right.

Today, his music lives in and appeals to people of all cultures and guides them towards a world united – One People – One Love. “Now therefore, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto city council, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2019 as “Bob Marley Day“ in the city of Toronto.

78 Comments

  1. What a true legend of peace he was, even in death he is still celebrated. Nigerian politicians, hope you are reading this!

  2. wow,Bob Marley the great legend. continue to rest in peace .. your song still hit the hat around the world.

  3. Bob is really a legend and should truly be remembered for his great songs…. Nice one here for him…. Really a legend indeed.

  4. Bob Marley lives on in our heart… We will forever remind you….. May your soul continue to rest in peace

  5. That’s so lovely. It’s good to be good and kind to mankind because even after you’re gone, they’ll still remember your name.

  6. That’s a good one he was actually a peace and love promoter, its a good thing he is remembered and even given a day for celebrations

  7. Your statement does not make any sense to the world is because that is you problem good post am impressed with the updates

  8. Wow this will be very good if they can approve it is good bob marley is a legend is a celebrity a legend celebrity that can never be forget so they can put it like that that that is bob marley date is good

  9. Bob Marley was a legend. It’s a good thing that the people of Toronto are setting aside a day to remember his legacy.

  10. which one is bob marley day again
    the person that they want to celebrate is dead since how many years ago
    what will they gain if they celebrate

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