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Public Holidays in Egypt in 2016

Egypt List of National Public holidays of Egypt in 2016

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