Public Holidays in Egypt in 2017

Egypt Upcoming Holidays in Egypt

Coptic Easter Sunday
Orthodox Easter Sunday

16 April 2017 This National holiday is in 23 days. Easter depends on Passover not only for much of its symbolic meaning but also for its p...

Sham El Nessim
Orthodox Easter Monday

17 April 2017 This National holiday is in 24 days. Sham El-Nessim is an ancient Egyptian spring festival celebrated on the day after Copti...

Labour Day
May Day

1 May 2017 This National holiday is in 38 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Egypt List of National Public holidays of Egypt in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Saturday January 07 Jan 7 Coptic Christmas Day Marks the birth of Christ according to the Coptic Calendar
Wednesday January 25 Jan 25 Revolution Day January 25 Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Sunday April 16 Apr 16 Coptic Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Sham El Nessim Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Monday June 26 Jun 26 End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr
Tuesday June 27 Jun 27 End of Ramadan Day 2 Eid Al Fitr
Wednesday June 28 Jun 28 End of Ramadan Day 3 Eid Al Fitr
Sunday July 23 Jul 23 Revolution Day July 23 National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Saturday September 02 Sep 2 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Sunday September 03 Sep 3 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Monday September 04 Sep 4 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public Sector only
Thursday September 21 Sep 21 El Hijra Islamic New Year
Friday October 06 Oct 6 Armed Forces Day Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War
Friday December 01 Dec 1 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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