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Yennayer - Amazigh New Year’s Day is officially a national holiday


His Majesty King Mohammed VI, has decided to institute the Amazigh New Year’s Day as an official paid national holiday, along with the first Moharram of the Hegira year and the New Year’s Day of the Gregorian calendar.

This Royal initiative serves to recognize the Amazigh element as an integral part of the authentic Moroccan identity, which is enriched by its diverse sources, and is a shared heritage of all Moroccans, without exception. It is noteworthy that the Amazigh language is recognized as an official language of Morocco, alongside the Arabic language.