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The Algerian Ministry of Labour (Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Sécurité Sociale) has announced that Monday, November 3, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of annual Achoura non-working public holiday in Algeria.
In a separate announcement, the Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) announced that Saturday, November 1st, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria ("La journée du samedi 1er novembre, fête de la Révolution, sera chômée et payée pour l'ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques, y compris les personnels payés à l'heure ou à la journée") on account of the annual (2013-10-29) "fête de la Révolution" annual non-working public holiday of Algeria.
Recall that, 5 years ago (2009-07-24), the Algerian government changed its weekends from Thursday/Friday to the "mixed" or "semi-universal" Friday/Saturday weekend.
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