Public holidays in Algeria

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This is a list of holidays in Algeria.


Date English Name
January 1 New Year's Day
May 1 Labour Day
July 5 Independence Day
November 1 Anniversary of the Revolution

Movable holidays[edit]

The following holidays are public holidays but the date on which each occurs varies, according to its corresponding calendar, and thus has no set date. In order in which they occur:

English Name Description
Islamic New Year The 1st day of the month of Muharram
Ashura The 10th day of the month of Muharram
Mawlid The Birth of the Prophet Muhammad
Eid ul-Fitr The end of Ramadan
Eid ul-Adha Sacrifice Feast

Aid Es Sighn is on the first day of the 10'th month, Shawnal or October for America. This holiday is believed to celebrate the little day and little feast. The Algerians prepare by scrubing down their houses and painting their window shades. They also put on their best dress and deliver pastries to friends, family and neighbors.