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Independence Day
Algeria

Independence Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Algeria

Every 5 July is Independence Day in Algeria to commemorate the end of French colonial rule over the country in 1962.

YearDateDayHoliday
20215 JulMonIndependence Day
20225 JulTueIndependence Day
20235 JulWedIndependence Day
20245 JulFriIndependence Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

France gained control of the city of Algiers in 1830, and they gradually spread out their control over all Algeria from there. After disease and war wiped out about a third of Algeria’s population, French citizens began migrating across the Mediterranean to repopulate and cultivate farmlands.

Despite the heavy settlements from France, Spain, Italy, and elsewhere, Algeria remained majority Muslim-Arab. After World War II, the desire for independence grew. Finally, French president Charles de Gaulle allowed a vote on independence in 1962, with a result overwhelmingly in favour of it. Many living in Algeria of French descent soon returned to France after Algeria became independent.

Every 5 July, Algerians don the colour green and party in the streets. There are also parades, concerts, and other events, especially in the capital city of Algiers.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20205 JulSunIndependence Day
20195 JulFriIndependence Day
20185 JulThuIndependence Day
20175 JulWedIndependence Day