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Public Holidays in Egypt in 2018

Egypt Upcoming Holidays in Egypt

Note Observance of fasting during the month of Ramadan is currently in effect. This may affect the length of working hours.

End of Ramadan
End of Ramadan

15 June 2018 This National holiday is in 22 days. Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

End of Ramadan Day 2
End of Ramadan Day 2

16 June 2018 This National holiday is in 23 days. Second day of holidays for the festival of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan

End of Ramadan Day 3
End of Ramadan Day 3

17 June 2018 This National holiday is in 24 days. Third day of holidays for the festival of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan

Egypt List of National Public holidays of Egypt in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 07 Coptic Christmas Day
Thursday January 25 Revolution Day January 25 Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Sunday April 08 Coptic Easter Sunday
Monday April 09 Sham El Nessim Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
Wednesday April 25 Sinai Liberation Day Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Friday June 15 End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr
Saturday June 16 End of Ramadan Day 2 Eid Al Fitr
Sunday June 17 End of Ramadan Day 3 Eid Al Fitr
Monday July 23 Revolution Day July 23 National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
Wednesday August 22 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Thursday August 23 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Friday August 24 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Saturday August 25 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public Sector only
Tuesday September 11 El Hijra Islamic New Year
Saturday October 06 Armed Forces Day Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War
Tuesday November 20 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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