Happy Amazigh (Berber) New Year
We wish everyone a very happy Amazigh (Berber) new year.
On 13 January 2022 it will be the Amazigh New Year. Amazigh people celebrate the new year with a delicious meal and visits of family and friends.
A special dish is prepared. Called ‘tagola’, made of wheat and honey.
According to the Amazigh calendar we currently live in the year 2972. Can you imagine!?
The Amazigh calendar is based on seasons and agriculture. It started when the Amazigh king Chiochink defeated the Roman emperor/Egyptian pharaoh Ramses III of Egypt.
It is interesting to realize that the Amazigh people live with 3 different calendars (although the Gregorian and Islamitic calendars are being used in daily life), 3 different types of writing (Tamazight, Arabic, and Latins signs), and various languages and dialects.
How to wish ‘Happy Amazigh (Berber) New Year’ in Tamazight
If you want to wish someone a ‘Happy Newyear’ in Tamazight (the Amazigh/ Berber language) you say: ‘Asogas amayno’
But for now; Happy New Year, Asogas amayno