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Monday, 17 January 2022 10:20 GMT

Morocco Wants to Declare Amazigh New Year as National Holiday

(MENAFN- Morocco World News) Rabat – Morocco is considering the possibility of naming January 13, the Amazigh New Year as a national holiday, announced Government Spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi yesterday in Rabat.

A few days after Algerian President declare January 13 a national holiday, government spokesman said that Morocco is still weighting the possibility of making a similar declaration.

Several Amazigh associations recently sent a memorandum to the head of the government, urging the Moroccan Executive to declare the day as a national holiday.

'The head of the government is studying the memorandum sent by the Amazigh associations,' El Khalfi said during the press briefing after the Government Council held yesterday, adding that an announcement will be made 'in due course.'

Called , this day is traditionally celebrated by all Amazighs across North Africa. It coincides, with the beginning of the agricultural year, celebrated on January 12.


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