Sunday , January 21 2018

Amazigh New Year’s Day Officially Declared a Paid Public Holiday in Algeria


Algiers| A special Cabinet meeting was held this morning Wednesday 27 December in Algiers where the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared that the Amazigh new year holiday on January 13, 2018, as an official paid holiday for all federal employees in Algeria.

According to the Algerian news, “the federal government will make every effort to generalize the teaching and use of the Amazigh language in accordance with the essence of the Constitution, and the President of the Republic instructed the Government to expedite the preparation of the organic draft law for the establishment of the Algerian Academy of Amazigh language.”

According to the same source, President Bouteflika cited that” this decision along with other decisions taken previously is made for the benefit of our national identity along with the Arab and islamic, to reinforce the unity and the stability of the nation.

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  • Grawnchild

    This is a good gesture in the right direction but the damage to North Africa is 3,000 years old. It is going to take much more than cosmetic changes to solve North Africa’s identity crisis.