New Year in Djibouti ― Date, History, and Details

New Year in Djibouti

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History of New Year in Djibouti and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Djibouti is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the west and south, and Somalia to the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti has a total area of 23,200 square kilometers and a population of around 942,333 people.

The country is mostly desert with some mountains in the north and northeast. The highest point is Moussa Ali, at 2,158 meters. The capital and largest city is Djibouti City, with a population of around 663,000 people.

Djibouti is home to several ethnic groups, including Afar, Issa, Somali, and Arabs. The majority of the population is Sunni Muslim.

The official languages are French and Arabic, though Somali and Afar are also spoken.

The economy of Djibouti is based on service activities and transit trade. The main exports are coffee and livestock.

Djibouti celebrates New Year on January 1st. The holiday is called Le Jour de l’An.