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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 Moulid El Nabi
Wednesday January 07 Coptic Christmas Day
Sunday January 25 Revolution Day January 25 Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Sunday April 12 Coptic Easter Sunday
Monday April 13 Sham El-Nessim Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
Saturday April 25 Sinai Liberation Day Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982
Friday May 01 Labour Day
Tuesday June 30 Revolution Day June 30
Friday July 17 End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr
Saturday July 18 End of Ramadan Day 2 Eid Al Fitr
Sunday July 19 End of Ramadan Day 3 Eid Al Fitr
Monday July 20 End of Ramadan Day 4 Public sector only
Thursday July 23 Revolution Day July 23 National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
Thursday August 06 Public Holiday Govt., Banks. New Suez Canal inauguration
Wednesday September 23 Eid Al-Adha Holiday Arafat (Haj) Day
Thursday September 24 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Friday September 25 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Saturday September 26 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Sunday September 27 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public Sector only
Tuesday October 06 Armed Forces Day
Wednesday October 14 El Hijra Islamic New Year
Monday October 19 Public Holiday Govt only. Half Day to encourage voting in elections
Wednesday December 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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