Algeria: Yennayer officially national and legal holiday

Algeria – "Amenzu n Yennayer", marking the first day of the year Amazigh, was officially introduced in the list of legal holidays in Algeria.

By Law No. 18-12 of July 2, 2018, amending and supplementing Law No. 63-278 of July 26, 1963 establishing the list of legal holidays, Yennayer thus became a legal holiday in Algeria, celebrated at the same as anniversary of the birth of the Prophet (El-Mawlid Ennabawi) or January 1st (Gregorian New Year's Day).

This law, promulgated and signed by the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on July 2, fixes Yennayer on January 12 of each year.

See also: Yennayer celebrated this year in its national dimension

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