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Algeria Leave Laws & Holidays

Paid Time Off, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty Leave, Military Leave, and Voting Leave

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Last updated on January 16, 2024.

Public Holidays in Algeria for 2024

Date Holiday
January 1 New Year
January 12 Amazigh New Year
April 10 & 11 Eid al-Fitr
May 1 Worker’s Day
Jun 16 & 17 Eid al-Adha
Jul 5 Independence Day
Jul 7 Islamic New Year
Jul 16 Ashura
September 15 The Prophet’s Birthday
November 1 Revolution Day

In addition to these public holidays:

Christian workers are entitled to the following holidays: Easter Monday, the Ascension Day; the Assumption Day, and Christmas.

Jewish workers are entitled to their own holidays: Pisah, Youm Kippour, and Roch Achana.


  • Vacation/Annual Paid Leave

Employees are entitled to up to 30 days of paid annual leave accumulated over a period of 12 months on a 2.5 day basis. Depending on a collective bargaining agreement and employment contract, employees may be entitled to more than 30 days of leave. Rejection or renunciation of annual leave is illegal in Algeria. Employees are entitled to an extra day off if they work during the statutory holidays.

Employees in the southern provinces of Algeria receive 10 additional days of annual leave.

  • Rollovers and payout of unused hours

Not specified by law.

  • PTO payout at the termination

Employees are entitled to severance if they have worked for at least two years.

Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to up to 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave. Employees are required to take their maternity leave starting at least a week prior to the time the employee will be admitted to the hospital. Employees on maternity leave are entitled to a daily allowance that corresponds to their normal wage.

Paternity Leave

Male employees whose wives have delivered a baby are entitled to 3 days’ paternity leave paid by the employer. Employees are required to submit a written notice to their employer.

Sick Leave, Paid Sick Leave, and Family Care Leave

Employees are entitled to sick leave. The leave is paid from the first day of illness by an employer. Employees receive a portion of their salary during the first 15 days of absence due to illness. This increases after 16 days of being ill or if the employee is hospitalized.

Jury Duty Leave and Voting Leave (Leave due to Public Interest)

Not specified by law.

Bereavement Leave

An Employee is entitled to up 3 days of paid leave due to a death of one of the employee’s parents, children or brother/sister (as well as from his or her spouse), death of the spouse.

Military Leave

Not Specified by law.

Please consult your local legal counsel to learn more about Algeria Leave Laws.

To learn more about laws in various countries, check out our Leave Laws page.

All materials have been prepared for general information purposes only to permit you to learn more about this region's leave laws. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, and may not be current. Please contact your local legal counsel to learn more about the leave laws in your country.

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