Public Holidays in Egypt in 2014

Egypt List of National Public holidays of Egypt in 2014

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 07 Jan 7 Coptic Christmas Day Marks the birth of Christ according to the Coptic Calendar
Tuesday January 14 Jan 14 Moulid El Nabi
Saturday January 25 Jan 25 Revolution Day January 25 Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Sunday April 20 Apr 20 Coptic Easter Sunday
Monday April 21 Apr 21 Sham El Nessim Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
Friday April 25 Apr 25 Sinai Liberation Day Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982
Thursday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Tuesday May 27 May 27 Public Holiday Presidential Elections. Public Sector
Sunday June 08 Jun 8 Public Holiday Presidential Inauguration
Wednesday July 23 Jul 23 Revolution Day July 23 National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
Monday July 28 Jul 28 End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr
Tuesday July 29 Jul 29 End of Ramadan Day 2 Eid Al Fitr
Wednesday July 30 Jul 30 End of Ramadan Day 3 Eid Al Fitr
Saturday October 04 Oct 4 Arafat (Haj) Day Arafat Day or Day of Arafa is the second day of the Haj
Sunday October 05 Oct 5 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Monday October 06 Oct 6 Armed Forces Day Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War
Monday October 06 Oct 6 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Tuesday October 07 Oct 7 Eid Al Adha Holiday Banks and Public Sector
Wednesday October 08 Oct 8 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public Sector only
Saturday October 25 Oct 25 El Hijra Islamic New Year


National Holiday Government/Public Sector


  • Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given
  • In Egypt, the weekend is Friday and Saturday
  • National holidays are celebrated across the country, with government offices and ministries closed

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