Revolution Day July 23

National and Public Holidays in Egypt National Holiday in Egypt

Revolution Day July 23 is a public holiday in Egypt

When is Revolution Day July 23?

How long until Revolution Day July 23?
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Dates of Revolution Day July 23
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National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952

Revolution Day July 23 is a national holiday in Egypt and is always celebrated on 23 July.

It marks the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. It is the National Day of Egypt and is the biggest non-religious public holiday in Egypt.

History of Revolution Day July 23

The Kingdom of Egypt, ruled by the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, was established in 1922 after Britain granted independence to Egypt.

There had been growing discontent with the rule of King Farouk as Egypt was still not seen as fully independent from British control and Farouk was blamed by some as the reason that Egypt lost the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

On 23 July 1952, a military coup led by General Muḥammad Naguib overthrew the king and established an independent republic.

How is Revolution Day July 23 celebrated?

The public holiday is celebrated with military parades and televised concerts. To officially honour the day, the Egyptian president issues a public statement praising the revolution.

Celebrations begin on the evening of 22 July as it was the evening before 23 July 1952 that the military coup d'état began.

Related holidays

Egypt has two Revolution Day public holidays. Revolution Day January 25 marks the start of the revolution in 2011 that led to the resignation of General Mubarak.

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