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Morocco Mulls Amazigh Public Holiday

Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat)
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018


The spokesperson for the Government of Morocco, El Othmani Mustapha Khalfi, has announced that the Government of Morocco was considering the declaration of January 13 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Morocco on the occasion of the Amazigh New Year.

Interestingly, neighboring Algeria recently declared the Amazigh (aka. Berber) New Year as a new annual public holiday in Algeria (2017-12-27), but on January 12.

If the aforementioned possible declaration of January 13 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Morocco on the occasion of the Amazigh New Year, came to pass, then it would amend the recently-announced list of 2018 public holidays in Morocco (2018-01-02).


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