Revolution Day (Algeria)

Revolution Day is a public holiday in Algeria, and it is observed on November 1 each year. The holiday commemorates the beginning of the Algerian War in 1954 which led to the Algerian independence from France in 1962.

The region of Algeria was partially ruled by the Ottomans from 1516 to 1830, and the French invaded and captured Algeria in 1830. Hundreds of thousands of European immigrants moved to Algeria in the early 19th century and formed a majority of the population in some cities.

In the middle of the 20th century, the lack of political and economic status under the colonial system caused dissatisfaction among the Muslim population, which led to the uprisings against the occupying French forces, and the tension between the two groups increased.

On November 1, 1954, the National Liberation Front (FLN) launched a series of attacks in French Algeria against police and military targets, known as Toussaint Rouge (or Red All Saints' Day) today. The attacks marked the start of the Algerian War, and it lasted 8 years until 1962 when the cease-fire agreement was signed.

During the War, about 1 million Algerians are estimated to have died, and more than 2 million people were made into refugees or relocated into the camps. On July 3, 1962, the French pronounced the independence of Algeria, although Independence Day is celebrated on July 5 in Algeria.

The following is the list of Revolution Day in Algeria from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
Revolution DayNov 01, 2022Tuesday
Revolution DayNov 01, 2023Wednesday
Revolution DayNov 01, 2024Friday
Revolution DayNov 01, 2025Saturday
Revolution DayNov 01, 2026Sunday

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