12 Jan

Yennayer/ Amazigh New Year- 12 January, 2024

I am most welcome to Berber New Year 2024 as English and Berber 2971. People of Algeria observe the day with a more cheerful attitude, like a festival to promote the day worldwide. The day is another called Yennayer locally; the official name is Amazigh New Year’s Day. The day is a public holiday not only in Algeria but also in Morocco.

Based on Julian Calender, the Berber New Year is realised, But the Gregorian calendar observes the day 12 days later than the English New Year. The day is celebrated with more enjoyment, meeting with friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, clients, bosses, family members, and other favourite persons. It is time to meet & share with your lover also.

We mean that the New Year is media to enjoy & set up the future. You know COVID-19 ( COrona VIrus Disease-2019 ) has broken our lives since 31 December 2019. However, a satisfying result is knocking on our door to get Vaccines for the coronavirus. Therefore, we can enjoy 12 January more as a new year for Berber.


The Amazigh New Year is an opportunity to exchange wishes for prosperity. A considerable number of people are ready to observe the glorious event. The government of Algeria and others have decorated streets, offices, homes, and other conference venues to respect their tradition. Dear, do you respect your tradition? It’s possible for everyone. As a result, let’s start to enjoy the happy new year with Social Media Status, SMS, Images, Wallpaper and Greetings.

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History of Yennayer

You know that history could make the day excellent or bad. A good history is always respectable, for everyone is sensitive to his traditional history. Yennayer also has a good history that everyone needs to know, not only for the exam but also for real life.

You can ask why the history of Yennayer is essential to know. It should be important both for exams and practicals. Some historians say that the Berber calendar dates from when King Chachnaq defeated the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses III in 950 BC and established a monarchy that ruled from Libya to Egypt.

The day was established based on agriculture. Respecting agriculture and heritage, people celebrate the day with couscous and chicken, dancing, playing traditional games, and horse parades.

The Amazigh language and culture have been seen in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Mali and Niger, the Canary Islands Egyptian desert and northern Burkina Faso already since 950 BC.

The Government of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika proclaimed 14 January was the Yennaayer in 1980. Though 13 January is a special day for Morocco, Libya, and the people of the Canary Islands, the enjoyable moment starts on 12 January.

The observance has occurred for over 2,000 years with various co-curriculum activities.

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Activities for Amazigh New Year 2024

Though it is a Pandemic, it also should respect at least holidays or traditions. On 12 January, people keep busy enjoying more of their favourite food. For example, Tavola is made from corn kernels, argan oil, ghee, and honey cooked and mixed with butter.

berber new year

We included some activities that may better be observing the day.

  • Prepare the most favourite items of food.
  • Go to a historical & lovely place.
  • Arrange a dance party.
  • Meet together with friends.
  • Attend an enjoyable conference.

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Why is Yennayer/ Amazigh New Year important?

Yennayer/ Amazigh New Year is more important for North African people because they always respect their heritage, as it is a happy new year for the people who love the Berber Calendar. The majority is shown among the Berber tribes. The day is more attractive for people who set up their dream on 12 January as a New Year’s Day.

The Yennayer/ Amazigh New Year is essential for

  • Observance
  • Cheerful event
  • Respecting tradition
  • Separate- Calendar
  • Opportunity for getting new year instead of English New Year.

Times Of Yennayer/ Amazigh New Year

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2018 Fri 12 January Berber New Year Public Holiday
2019 Sat 12 January Berber New Year Public Holiday
2020 Sun 12 January Berber New Year Public Holiday
2024 Tue 12 January Berber New Year Public Holiday
2022 Wed 12 January Berber New Year Public Holiday
2023 Thu 12 January Berber New Year Public Holiday

Finally, We always respect a day that has more popularity throughout the world as the creativity of God. If you have any queries, please comment, and we update those as soon as possible.

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Md Jahidul Islam

Hi! I am Md Jahidul Islam. Love To Travel Around The world and find out Culture and Celebrate. and My Team as Well. We believe that every day should be celebrated and that today is the day! Our aim is to bring all of the world’s National Day under one roof and to create the ultimate guide to celebrating each and every day.

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