Berber Tag

Algerian Berbers marked their New Year as a public holiday Friday with feasts, dancing and horse parades, a first for the North Africa region where indigenous peoples have long suffered marginalisation.Read More
The Berbers -- descendants of pre-Arab populations across North Africa -- are currently celebrating their New Year festivities.Read More
Algeria on Friday marked the Berber New Year as a public holiday, a first for the North African region where indigenous peoples have long suffered marginalisation.Read More
Tizi-Ouzou (Algeria) (AFP) Algerian Berbers marked their New Year as a public holiday Friday with feasts, dancing and horse parades, a first for the North Africa region where indigenous peoples have long suffered marginalisation. Members of the Berber community — descendants of North Africa’s pre-Arab inhabitants — enjoyed traditional meals of couscous and chicken and played traditional games as they do each year. But for the first time official events marking the “Yennayer” celebration were also being held across the entire country of some 40 million people, roughly a quarterRead More
Algiers (AFP) The Berbers — descendants of pre-Arab populations across North Africa — are currently celebrating their New Year festivities. On Friday — for the first time — the Yennayer New Year is being marked as a national holiday in Algeria. The Berbers, who refer to themselves as the Amazigh, have long fought for greater recognition for their ancient ethnic group, their culture and language. In Algeria they make up roughly a quarter of the country’s total population of 40 million and live mainly in the mountainous northern region ofRead More