Public Holidays in Egypt in 2018

Egypt Upcoming Holidays in Egypt

Coptic Easter Sunday
Coptic Easter Sunday

8 April 2018 This National holiday is in 45 days. Easter depends on Passover not only for much of its symbolic meaning but also for its p...

Sham El Nessim
Sham El Nessim

9 April 2018 This National holiday is in 46 days. Sham El-Nessim is an ancient Egyptian spring festival celebrated on the day after Copti...

Sinai Liberation Day
Sinai Liberation Day

25 April 2018 This National holiday is in 62 days. Celebrates the anniversary of Police officers resistance against the British Army in 19...

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


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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