Public Holidays in Egypt in 2017

Egypt List of National Public holidays of Egypt in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Saturday January 07 Coptic Christmas Day
Wednesday January 25 Revolution Day January 25 Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Sunday April 16 Coptic Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Sham El Nessim Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
Monday May 01 Labour Day
Sunday June 25 End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr
Monday June 26 End of Ramadan Day 2 Eid Al Fitr
Tuesday June 27 End of Ramadan Day 3 Public sector only
Thursday June 29 Public Holiday Anniversary of protests against President Morsi in 2013
Sunday July 23 Revolution Day July 23 National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
Thursday August 31 Day of Arafah Public sector
Friday September 01 Eid Al Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Saturday September 02 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Sunday September 03 Eid Al Adha Holiday
Monday September 04 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public Sector only
Thursday September 21 El Hijra Islamic New Year
Thursday October 05 Public Holiday Public sector only
Friday October 06 Armed Forces Day Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War
Friday December 01 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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