Public holidays in Algeria

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This is a list of holidays in Algeria.

DateEnglish Name
January 1New Year's Day
May 1Labour Day
July 5Independence Day
November 1Anniversary 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 NameDescription
Islamic New YearThe 1st day of the month of Muharram
AshuraThe 10th day of the month of Muharram
MawlidThe Birth of the Prophet Muhammad
Eid ul-FitrThe end of Ramadan
Eid ul-AdhaSacrifice Feast

Aid Es Sighn is on the first day of the 10th 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.