Source: Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers)
The Algerian public sector ministry (Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique) has announced that Monday, October 3, 2016, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria on account of the upcoming Hijri 1438 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Algeria.
As usual (01-Jul-2016, 13-Oct-2015, 03-Oct-2014, 27-Jul-2014, 13-Nov-2013, 14-Nov-2012, 17-Aug-2012 and 13-Feb-2011), the aforementioned announcement that Monday, October 3, 2016, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Algeria ("La journée, coïncidant avec le 1er jour de Mouharram, est chômée et payée pour l’ensemble des personnels des institutions et administrations publiques" and following with "le jour de l’achoura est prévue pour le mercredi 12 octobre 2016") on account of the Hijri 1437 Islamic New Year, follows an earlier communiqué by the Algerian Ministry of Religious Affairs and Endowments (Ministère des Affaires religieuses et du Wakf).
Recall that, 7 years ago (24-Jul-2009), the Algerian government changed its weekends from Thursday/Friday to the "mixed" or "semi-universal" Friday/Saturday weekend.
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• 2016-07-01: Algerian Public Holidays July 5-6-7
• 2015-10-13: Algerian Hijri 1437 Public Holiday
• 2014-10-03: Algerian 2014 Aïd El Adha Public Holidays
• 2014-07-27: Algerian 2014 Aïd el Fitr Public Holidays
• 2013-11-13: Algerian Ashura 1435 Public Holiday
• 2012-11-14: Algerian Hijri 1434 Public Holiday
• 2012-08-17: Algerian 2012 Aïd el Fitr Public Holidays
• 2011-02-13: Algeria Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday February 15
• 2009-07-24: Algeria To Change Weekends To Fridays and Saturdays