Public Holidays in Egypt in 2016

Egypt List of National Public holidays of Egypt in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 07 Jan 7 Coptic Christmas Day Marks the birth of Christ according to the Coptic Calendar
Monday January 25 Jan 25 Revolution Day January 25 Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Monday April 25 Apr 25 Sinai Liberation Day Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982
Sunday May 01 May 1 Coptic Easter Sunday
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Monday May 02 May 2 Sham El Nessim Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
Thursday June 30 Jun 30 Public Holiday Anniversary of protests against President Morsi in 2013
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 End of Ramadan Day 2 Eid Al Fitr
Friday July 08 Jul 8 End of Ramadan Day 3 Eid Al Fitr
Saturday July 23 Jul 23 Revolution Day July 23 National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
Sunday September 11 Sep 11 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Wednesday September 14 Sep 14 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public Sector only
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 El Hijra Islamic New Year
Thursday October 06 Oct 6 Armed Forces Day Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War
Monday December 12 Dec 12 Moulid El Nabi


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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