32 days in December? Sudan forgets about New Year

32 days in December? Sudan forgets about New Year
1 min read
01 January, 2020
Authorities at Sudan's Khartoum Airport appear to have dated a traveller's exit visa for the non-existent "32" of December.
Sudan's airport officials forgot about 2020 [magez__/Twitter]
As the entire world ushered in the New Year on Tuesday, the first day of 2020 seems to have gone completely unnoticed by customs officials at one Sudan airport.

A photograph of a Sudan airport passport stamp dated 32nd December gained traction on social media after it was shared Wednesday.

"2019 hasn't ended in Sudan" was written on the Twitter post.

The authorities at Sudan's Khartoum Airport appear to have dated a traveller's exit visa for the non-existent "32" of December. 

Other users on Twitter were quick to share their theories on the stamp. 

Some joked that the year 2019 had been extended in Sudan, while others put forward the more likely theory that it might have been an unintended mistake.

"When you are afraid of 2020," one user commented.

Read more: One year after Bashir's downfall, Sudan's revolutionaries sleep with one eye open

Billions around the world cheered in 2020 after a tumultuous year dominated by demonstrations calling for political revolt and action on climate change.

Sudan was one such case, with protesters taking to the street in historic mass demonstrations that led to the ouster of former dictator Omar al-Bashir.

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