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New Year's Day
Algeria

New Year’s Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Algeria

Algeria follows the Islamic Calendar for religious and cultural purposes, however it also makes use of the Gregorian Calendar. And 1 January, New Year’s Day on the Gregorian Calendar, is therefore a public holiday in Algeria.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day
20221 JanSatNew Year's Day
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Insofar as Algerians celebrate 1 January, they do it much like it’s done in the west, with fireworks, family get togethers and merrymaking.

Much of this activity tends to centre in the big cities and at hotels and other locations where Western tourists will be present, however.

However, in many parts of Algeria where Berbers live, New Year’s Day is celebrated in mid-January instead, to coincide with their own native Amazigh (Berber) agricultural-based new year’s day.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
20191 JanTueNew Year's Day
20181 JanMonNew Year's Day
20171 JanSunNew Year's Day