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The Algerian Ministry of Labour (Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Sécurité Sociale) has announced that Thursday, January 1, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria ("journée chômée et payée") on account of the Western New Year non-working public holiday in Algeria.
In a separate announcement, the Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) announced that Saturday, January 3, 2015, had also been declared as a non-working public sector holiday in Algeria ("La journée du samedi 3 janvier 2015, coïncidant avec la fête du Mawlid Ennabawi, sera chômée et payée pour l'ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques") on account of the annual "Mawlid Ennabawi" (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday of Algeria.
Note that, in 2015, the Milad Al Nabi (Prophet's Birthday) will occur twice, once in early January, and once around December 24, depending on the countries.
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