Egypt Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (الميلاديةرأس السنة) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
7 JanSatCoptic Christmas Day (المجيدعيد الميلاد) - Marks the birth of Christ according to the Coptic Calendar
25 JanWedRevolution Day January 25 - Celebrates the day of the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011, protesting the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak
16 AprSunCoptic Easter Sunday
17 AprMonSham el-Nisim (شم النسيم) - Egyptian national holiday marking the beginning of spring. Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
1 MayMonLabour Day (عيد العمال) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
26 JunMonEid Al Fitr (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
27 JunTueEid Al Fitr Day 2 (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan
28 JunWedEid Al Fitr Day 3 (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan
23 JulSunRevolution Day July 23 (عيد ثورة23 يوليو) - Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. It is the biggest secular national public holiday in Egypt.
1 SeptFriEid Al-Adha (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
2 SeptSatEid Al-Adha Holiday (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice
3 SeptSunEid Al-Adha Holiday (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice
4 SeptMonEid Al-Adha Holiday (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice, Public Sector only
21 SeptThursHijri New Year (رأس السنة الهجرية) - Islamic New Year. The first day of the year based on the lunar Islamic calendar
6 OctFriArmed Forces Day (المسلحةعيد القوات) - Celebrated on 6 October, the date on which the October War of 1973 began with the Egyptian Army's successful crossing of the Suez Canal that culminated in the capture of the Bar Lev Line
1 DecFriBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (المولد النبوي) - Commemorates Prophet Muhammad's birthday, celebrated in most parts of the Muslim world

DateDayHoliday
7 JanTueCoptic Christmas Day - Marks the birth of Christ according to the Coptic Calendar
14 JanTueMoulid El Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
25 JanSatRevolution Day January 25 - Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
20 AprSunCoptic Easter Sunday
21 AprMonSham El Nessim - Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
25 AprFriSinai Liberation Day - Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982
1 MayThursLabour Day
27 MayTuePublic Holiday - Presidential Elections. Public Sector
8 JunSunPublic Holiday - Presidential Inauguration
23 JulWedRevolution Day July 23 - National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
28 JulMonEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
29 JulTueEid Al Fitr Day2 - End of Ramadan
30 JulWedEid Al Fitr Day 3 - End of Ramadan
4 OctSatArafat (Haj) Day
5 OctSunEid Al Adha
6 OctMonArmed Forces Day - Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War
6 OctMonEid Al Adha Holiday
7 OctTueEid Al Adha Holiday
8 OctWedEid Al Adha Holiday - Public Sector only
25 OctSatEl Hijra - Islamic New Year

DateDayHoliday
3 JanSatMoulid El Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
7 JanWedCoptic Christmas Day - Marks the birth of Christ according to the Coptic Calendar
25 JanSunRevolution Day January 25 - Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
12 AprSunCoptic Easter Sunday
13 AprMonSham El Nessim - Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
25 AprSatSinai Liberation Day - Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982
1 MayFriLabour Day
17 JulFriEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
18 JulSatEid Al Fitr Day2 - End of Ramadan
19 JulSunEid Al Fitr Day 3 - End of Ramadan
23 JulThursRevolution Day July 23 - National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
23 SeptWedEid Al Adha
24 SeptThursEid Al Adha Holiday
25 SeptFriEid Al Adha Holiday
26 SeptSatEid Al Adha Holiday - Public Sector only
6 OctTueArmed Forces Day - Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War
13 OctTueEl Hijra - Islamic New Year
24 DecThursMoulid El Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

DateDayHoliday
7 JanThursCoptic Christmas Day - Marks the birth of Christ according to the Coptic Calendar
25 JanMonRevolution Day January 25 - Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011
25 AprMonSinai Liberation Day - Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982
1 MaySunCoptic Easter Sunday
1 MaySunLabour Day
2 MayMonSham El Nessim - Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival
7 JulThursEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
8 JulFriEid Al Fitr Day2 - End of Ramadan
9 JulSatEid Al Fitr Day 3 - End of Ramadan
23 JulSatRevolution Day July 23 - National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
11 SeptSunEid Al Adha
12 SeptMonEid Al Adha Holiday
13 SeptTueEid Al Adha Holiday
14 SeptWedEid Al Adha Holiday - Public Sector only
2 OctSunEl Hijra - Islamic New Year
6 OctThursArmed Forces Day - Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War
12 DecMonMoulid El Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

DateDayHoliday
7 JanSunCoptic Christmas Day (Marks the birth of Christ according to the Coptic Calendar)
25 JanThursRevolution Day January 25 (Celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011)
8 AprSunCoptic Easter Sunday
9 AprMonSham El Nessim (Monday after Orthodox Easter. Spring Festival)
25 AprWedSinai Liberation Day (Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982)
1 MayTueLabour Day
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
16 JunSatEid Al Fitr Day2 (End of Ramadan)
17 JunSunEid Al Fitr Day 3 (End of Ramadan)
23 JulMonRevolution Day July 23 (National Day. Celebrates the Revolution of 1952)
22 AugWedEid Al Adha (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
23 AugThursEid Al Adha Holiday
24 AugFriEid Al Adha Holiday
25 AugSatEid Al Adha Holiday (Public Sector only)
11 SeptTueEl Hijra (Islamic New Year)
6 OctSatArmed Forces Day (Celebrates Egypt's victory in the October War)
20 NovTueMoulid El Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

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