Algerian Western and Berber New Year Public Holidays
Source:Direction Générale de la Fonction Publique (Algiers)
Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Updated: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
The Algerian Ministry of Labour (Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Sécurité Sociale) has announced that Monday, January 1, 2018, 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 for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
The aforementioned announcement, by the Algerian public sector ministry, that Monday, January 1, 2018, 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, applies, as usual (2016-12-27), to both the private and public sector.
In a separate announcement, the Algerian Council of Ministers released the minutes of its meeting of earlier today, and in the aforementioned "Communiqué intégral du Conseil des ministres du 27 décembre 2017" one reads that the Amazigh (aka. Berber New Year) on January 12 is finally (2007-01-10) to become an annual non-working public holiday in Algeria, beginning in 2018 ("Dans le même esprit, et en présentant ses meilleurs vœux au peuple algérien à la veille de l'année 2018, le Président Abdelaziz Bouteflika a annoncé sa décision de consacrer Yennayer journée chômée et payée dès le 12 janvier prochain, le gouvernement étant chargé de prendre les dispositions appropriées à cet effet.").
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