HOLIDAY Tag

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
Zimbabwe has made former president Robert Mugabe's birthday a public holiday, a state daily reported Monday, nearly a week after the long-time ruler stepped down.Read More
The cattle traders in the Ashmun market, north of the capital Cairo, jostled to lure customers into buying a buffalo or a sheep for Eid al-Adha, the annual Muslim holiday when custom requires a sacrifice.Read More
Menufia (Egypt) (AFP) The cattle traders in the Ashmun market, north of the capital Cairo, jostled to lure customers into buying a buffalo or a sheep for Eid al-Adha, the annual Muslim holiday when custom requires a sacrifice. But this year, with inflation in Egypt hitting record highs, customers seemed more interested in gawking at the cattle than buying any ahead of Friday, the first day of Eid al-Adha. “Last year there was more business. This year, no one wants to buy cattle because of the increased prices,” said oneRead More