Holidays in Algeria

Sheep for Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)

Algeria is an Islamic country with specific holidays in Algeria that are strictly followed by all official authorities. The local population is also deeply respectful towards those dates. Therefore, if you are planning to travel to Algeria, you should at best keep in mind these important holidays in Algeria.

Public Holidays in Algeria

The public holidays that are official and have a fix date are:

  • New Year’s Day- 1st of January
  • Labor Day- 1st of May
  • Independence Day- 5th of July. Algeria’s independence is being commemorated with great festivities and multi-cultural activities in the various cities
  • Anniversary of the Revolution- 1st of November

Religious Holidays in Algeria

The religious holidays are also official public holidays, but their date is not fixed and depends on the corresponding calendar.

  • Mawlid – This holiday is also known as Mawlid an-Nabi. The event is celebrated in the Islamic month of Rabi’al-awwal. The festivities include street processions, charity and poetry.
  • Eid al-Fitr marks the ending of the month of Ramadan, a month of fasting. It is commemorated by particular Islamic prayer.
  • Eid al-Adha is also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”.
  • Islamic New Year or Hijri New Year marks the start of the Islamic calendar and the beginning of the month of Muharram.
  • Ashura begins on the tenth day of the month of the Muharram.
Sheep for Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)

Travel to Algeria

If you are considering traveling to Algeria, our travel experts are ready to help you plan your Algeria tour with your travel dates and the above holidays in Algeria in mind.

About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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