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10 Jan 2020 | 05:22 AM UTC

Algeria: Berber New Year celebrations on January 12

Berber New Year celebrations scheduled nationwide on January 12



The Berber New Year (Yennayer) will be celebrated on Sunday, January 12, for which celebrations are expected nationwide. Cultural activities are scheduled in Algiers, though other more elaborate celebrations are possible. Other celebrations are scheduled in Oran, Grande Kabylie, and Béjaïa. Road closures are possible in the aforementioned cities for related celebrations.

Associated localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of all events.  


Individuals in Algeria should expect a heightened security presence and be prepared for potential transportation disruptions, especially in the vicinity of any events related to Yennayer.