Day of Fraternity and Cohesion in Algeria in 2021

Day of Fraternity and Cohesion in Algeria in 2021
  How long until Day of Fraternity and Cohesion?
This holiday next takes place in 331 days.
  Dates of Day of Fraternity and Cohesion in Algeria
2022 Algeria Tue, Feb 22 National Holiday
2021 Algeria Mon, Feb 22 National Holiday
2020 Algeria Sat, Feb 22 National Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates the anniversary of the mass demonstrations that would lead to the removal of President Bouteflika from power in April 2019.

When is February 22nd Revolution?

A public holiday has been declared in Algeria on February 22nd 2019. The full name is "The National Day of Fraternity and Cohesion between the people and their Army for democracy".

This holiday marks the anniversary of the first nationwide demonstrations that would lead to the removal of President Bouteflika from power in April 2019.

History of February 22nd Revolution

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has declared February 22 a special holiday to honour the peaceful "smile revolution" protest movement that ousted the gas-rich country’s longtime leader last year.

The country's communications minister had called for February 22nd to be declared "a national holiday of the blessed Hirak" — the Arabic name for the uprising.

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika came to power in Algeria in 1999. Bouteflika survived the Arab Spring movement in 2011, by promising constitutional and political reform. He also lifted Algeria's 19-year-old state of emergency.

In February 2019, Bouteflika announced he would stand for re-election in the forthcoming Presidential elections. This enraged many Algerians and on February 22nd 2019, over 800,000 demonstrators took to the streets, beginning the Hirak.

On April 2nd 2019, Bouteflika resigned from the presidency.

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