The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is a nation rich in tradition. Divided into 48 provinces, Algeria struggled to secure its status as an independent nation. On July 5th, every year Algerians nationwide celebrate the anniversary of the birth of an Algeria standing on its own. Let’s shine a spotlight on Algeria’s day of independence and how it is celebrated by the people.
The capital of Algeria is Algiers. A 2009 estimate of the entire population of Algeria totaled 34.2 million citizens nationwide. Algeria is the largest country in North Africa. Each July, Algerians observe their country’s autonomy out from French rule. It was back on November 1, 1954 when Algerians decided to obtain their right to be a liberated society. On that date, a group called the National Liberation Front (FLN)sparked the Algerian War of Independence that lasted until 1964. Revolution Day, November 1st, is a time set aside to remember the beginning of this pivotal moment in the history of a liberated Algeria.
Food is always key at any family gathering to celebrate important holidays such as these. You may find delicious items such as stuffed lamb, salads made with potatoes and chickpeas, fresh fruit and dates or walnuts at a Algerian table. Independence day is a time celebrated with family and friendship. Observance of this day is done so with wholehearted ardor and sincere passion. A number of social events are organized to display multi-cultural functions which Algerians participate in. Many people are drawn to come witness these social events. These events are planned and prepared well in advance before the day of their performance arrives. During Independence day, the head of the nation gives a national address to share Algeria’s aspirations and achievements with the community. Independence Day and Revolution Day are central to Algerian society.