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Egypt bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

April ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Sun Coptic Easter
Mon Sham el Nessim
Fri Sinai Liberation Day
* Sun Bank Holiday (tentative) Banks
Thu Labour Day
* Tue Bank Holiday Banks
Wed Revolution Day (National Day)
Mon Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Tue End of Ramadan Holiday
* Wed End of Ramadan Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Thu End of Ramadan Holiday Government
Sat Wakfet Arafat
Sun Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Mon Armed Forces Day
Mon Al Adha Holiday
* Tue Al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
* Wed Al Adha Holiday Government
Sat El Hijra (Islamic New Year)
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Recent News and Updates

25 Jan 2014 Egypt Could Move January 25 Public Holiday (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egypt's interior minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, has announcxed that his ministry was considering changing the date of the annual national police day non-working public holiday in Egypt, from January 25, to June 30, beginning in 2015.  07 Aug 2013 Egyptian Eid Public Holidays Tomorrow (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta (House of Fatwa) has announced that Thursday, August 8, 2013, would be the first day of the month of Shawwal and hence the first day of the Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holidays in Egypt.  21 Jul 2013 Egyptian Bank Holiday July 23 (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming anniversary of the 1952 revolution public holiday.  30 Apr 2013 Egyptian May Bank Holidays Anounced (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) In 2 separate communiques, Egypt's Central Bank has declared 3 banks holidays in the upcoming month of May 2013, when all Egyptian banks, as well as the and Egyptian Exchange (EGX), will be closed.  19 Jan 2013 Egyptian Prophet Public Holiday January 24 (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egypt's Minister of Manpower and Immigration, Khaled el-Azhari, has announced that the official non-working public holiday in Egypt for the upcoming Birthday of Prophet Muhammad, would be observed as a "fully paid holiday for employees of the public and private sectors" on Thursday, January 24, 2013.  11 Dec 2012 Egyptian Public Holiday December 15 (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egyptian authorities have declared another one-off electoral non-working public sector holiday on Saturday, December 15, 2012, on account of the upcoming Constitutional Referendum.  13 Nov 2012 Egyptian Hijri 1434 Public Holiday Announced (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Ministry of Manpower and Immigration has announced that Thursday, November 15, 2012, would be a non-working official public holiday for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1434 Islamic New Year.  17 Oct 2012 Egyptian 2012 Eid al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egypt's Al Azhar Mosque has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid Al Adha would be on Friday, October 26, 2012.  01 Oct 2012 Egyptian Bank Holiday October 7 (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, October 7, 2012, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming, October 6, Amed Forces Day public holiday.  27 Jul 2012 Egyptian Muslim Public Holidays Update (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egyptian Tourism Minister, Mounir Fakhri Abdul Nour, has announced that the current alcohol ban during the month of Ramadan would be extended to the four major Islamic holidays as well.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Egypt public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Egypt are regulated by the Decree No. 112 of 2003 determining the holidays considered as leave with full pay for workers as supllemented by punctual Presidential Decrees.  Weekends: Weekend days in Egypt are Fridays and Saturdays.  Eid al Adha is only a paid public holiday for 3 days and Eid al Fitr for 2 days. Banks usually give a 4th and 3rd day respectively, while some government agencies and other businesses allow for a 5th and 4th day of paid holidays respectively.  Sham el-Nessim, although based on the Coptic calendar, is celebrated by both Christians and Muslims so it is considered a national rather than religious festival.  Coptic Christmas (Jan-7) became an official public holiday in 2003. Prior to that its observance was limited to Coptic Christians.  Western Christmas (Dec-25) is gaining in popularity, year by year, as a non-denominational, and non-official, holiday .  Egypt International Codes EG and EGY (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .eg (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Egypt information and news: Central Bank of Egypt (Egypt central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Egypt maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Egypt), and Wikipedia (includes Egypt commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Egypt, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Egypt that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for Egypt, were calculated using the Egyptian Survey Authority (ESA) lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Egypt, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Egypt, before planning any trip to Egypt. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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