DIASPORA (Siwel) – The Kabyle Provisional Government in exile chose the date of 10.03.2015, commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the first protest march of Kabylia against the Algerian colonial power, to make public the official flag of Kabylia. Below is the statement of the Minister of Kabyle Institutions and the decree published in the Official Journal of the Anavad (Provisional Government of Kabylia)
Mas Ahmed Haddag, Institutions Minister This 10 of Mars 2015, the thirty-fifth anniversary of the first protest march of Kabylia against the Algerian colonial power, we are releasing the official flag of Kabylia. It will be valid until the election of a Kabyle constituent assembly that will decide endorsing or change. For now, it is set in stone. The great day of the Kabyle flag will happen. This will be the 04 of April 2015. The Kabyle people will rise up, for the first time in its history, its own flag in the sky of Kabylia and worldwide. This is an event that almost arrives only once in the life of a nation. Blessed are all those who will enjoy it. The project of the Kabyle national emblem was launched two years ago by the Anavad (Provisional Government of Kabylia).
By relaying on democracy to provide Kabylia with its official flag, a world premiere was realized. No people in the world has so far been consulted to choose their national colors. However, the model used by voters was not respecting international standards, a technical adjustment committee was established. The result is now up to all the hopes placed in this project. His aesthetic brilliantly brings its symbolic value of a free and sovereign Kabylia. The Anavad congratulates the Kabyle people. He recalled that he did not renounce to the federal Amazigh flag which peoples are attached to. Thus, Kabylia, like European countries, will wear with pride, two flags at a time, it’s own and one that connects to the allied nations.
On this occasion he calls everyone to attend the flag raising ceremony to be held in Kabylia on terms to be defined by the MAK (Movement for Self-Determination of Kabylia). A popular ceremony led by the President of the Anavad will take place in Paris, the fourth of April 2015 at 15h on the Republic Square. The Anavad called all of the Kabyle associations to join the event. He calls all Kabyles of France to attend. Organizations and politicians will also be invited.