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Public Holidays in Egypt in 2015

Egypt List of National Public holidays of Egypt in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Saturday January 03 Jan 3 Moulid El Nabi
Wednesday January 07 Jan 7 Coptic Christmas Day Marks the birth of Christ according to the Coptic Calendar
Sunday January 25 Jan 25 Revolution Day January 25 Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Sunday April 12 Apr 12 Coptic Easter Sunday
Monday April 13 Apr 13 Sham El-Nessim Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
Saturday April 25 Apr 25 Sinai Liberation Day Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982
Friday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Tuesday June 30 Jun 30 Public Holiday Anniversary of protests against President Morsi in 2013
Friday July 17 Jul 17 End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr
Saturday July 18 Jul 18 End of Ramadan Day 2 Eid Al Fitr
Sunday July 19 Jul 19 End of Ramadan Day 3 Eid Al Fitr
Monday July 20 Jul 20 End of Ramadan Day 4 Public sector only
Thursday July 23 Jul 23 Revolution Day July 23 National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
Thursday August 06 Aug 6 Public Holiday Govt., Banks. New Suez Canal inauguration
Wednesday September 23 Sep 23 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Arafat (Haj) Day
Thursday September 24 Sep 24 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Friday September 25 Sep 25 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Saturday September 26 Sep 26 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Sunday September 27 Sep 27 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public Sector only
Tuesday October 06 Oct 6 Armed Forces Day Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War
Wednesday October 14 Oct 14 El Hijra Islamic New Year
Monday October 19 Oct 19 Public Holiday Govt only. Half Day to encourage voting in elections
Wednesday December 23 Dec 23 Moulid El Nabi

Key

National Holiday Government/Public Sector

Notes

  • 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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