Holiday Guide for Egypt in 2019

Egypt 2019
Egypt
2019

Egypt information

Population: 91.29m
Capital: Cairo
Calling Code: (20)
Time Zone: +2 UTC
Currency: Egyptian pound
Language: Arabic

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Egypt List of National Holidays in Egypt in 2019

Coptic Christmas


Coptic Christmas

Egypt: The Coptic Orthodox Church recognises 7 January as the day that Jesus was born

Revolution Day January 25 (in lieu)


Revolution Day January 25 (in lieu)

Egypt: As Revolution Day falls on a Friday, Thursday will be observed as a holiday

Sinai Liberation Day


Sinai Liberation Day

Egypt: Commemorates the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Sinai Peninsula in April 1982

Coptic Easter Sunday


Coptic Easter Sunday

Egypt: Easter depends on Passover not only for much of its symbolic meaning but also for its position in the calendar

Sham El Nessim


Sham El Nessim

Egypt: Sham El-Nessim is an ancient Egyptian spring festival celebrated on the day after Coptic Easter

Labour Day


Labour Day

Egypt: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

End of Ramadan


End of Ramadan

Egypt: The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

End of Ramadan Day 2


End of Ramadan Day 2

Egypt: 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

Egypt: Third day of holidays for the festival of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan

Revolution Day June 30


Revolution Day June 30

Egypt: Anniversary of the protests against President Morsi in 2013

Revolution Day July 23


Revolution Day July 23

Egypt: National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952

Eid Al Adha


Eid Al Adha

Egypt: Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Eid Al Adha Holiday


Eid Al Adha Holiday

Egypt: Second day of holidays for the Feast of the the Sacrifice

Eid Al Adha Holiday


Eid Al Adha Holiday

Egypt: Third day of holidays for the Feast of the the Sacrifice

El Hijra


El Hijra

Egypt: Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD.

Armed Forces Day


Armed Forces Day

Egypt: Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War of 1973

Al-Mouled Al-Nabawy


Al-Mouled Al-Nabawy

Egypt: Celebrated on the 12th day of the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabi’i Al-Awal

Notes

  • Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given
  • Friday and Saturday is the weekend