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A preview of the Egypt bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Egypt Public Holidays in 2020 Observance*
Jan.    Wed Bank Holiday Banks
        Tue Eastern/Coptic Christmas
        Sat January 25 Revolution Day
        Sun Bank Holiday (tentative) Banks
Apr.    Sun Coptic Easter
        Mon Sham el Nessim
        Sat Sinai Liberation Day
        Sun Bank Holiday (tentative) Banks
May     Fri Labour Day
        Sun Bank Holiday (tentative) Banks
        Sun Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Mon End of Ramadan Holiday
        Tue End of Ramadan Holiday Government
June    Tue June 30th Anniversary
July    Wed Bank Holiday Banks
        Thu Revolution Day (National Day)
        Thu Wakfet Arafat
        Fri Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Aug.    Sat Al Adha Holiday
        Sun Al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
        Mon Al Adha Holiday Government
        Thu El Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Oct.    Tue Armed Forces Day
        Thu Moulid El Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

07 Jan 2017 Egyptian 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has released its annual list of 2017 bank holidays in Egypt, dates when all Egyptian banks will be closed in the calendar year 2017, corresponding generally to the list of official non-working public holidays in Egypt in 2017.  05 Oct 2016 Egyptian Public Holiday October 6 (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) The Egyptian Minister of Manpower and Immigration, Mohamed Safaan, has announced that Thursday, October 6, 2016, would be a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming 43rd, anniversary of the 1973 war, annual non-working public holiday of Egypt.  29 Sep 2016 Egyptian Hijri 1438 Public Holiday Announced (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) A cabinet spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Immigration has announced that Sunday, October 2, 2016, would be a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1438 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Egypt.  09 Sep 2016 Egyptian Eid Al-Adha 2016 Bank Holidays (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from September 11-13, 2016, inclusively, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual Egyptian bank and public holidays.  06 Sep 2016 Egyptian 2016 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egyptian authorities have extended the upcoming public sector's Eid Al-Adha annual non-working public holidays of 2016, for government clerical staff, which will run from Sunday, September 11, 2016, until Thursday, September 15, 2016.  27 Jun 2016 Egyptian Public Holiday For Third June 30th Anniversary (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egyptian Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail, has issued a decision announcing that Thursday, June 30, 2016, had been declared as another one-off non-working public holiday in Egypt on account of the third anniversary of the beginning of the mass protests which led to the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.  01 May 2016 Egyptian Public Holiday May 2 (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) The Egyptian government has announced that the upcoming Sham el Nessim (Spring Festival) non-working public holiday in Egypt would be observed on Monday, May 2, 2016.  31 Dec 2015 Egyptian 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has released its annual list of 2016 bank holidays in Egypt, dates when all Egyptian banks will be closed in the calendar year 2016.  12 Dec 2015 Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday December 23 (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) The Egyptian government has announced that the upcoming birthday of Prophet Mohammed non-working public holiday in Egypt would be observed on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.  18 Oct 2015 Egyptian Parliamentary Public Holiday October 19 (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Earlier tonight, the Egyptian cabinet reversed itself and decided to give state employees a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, October 19, 2015, on account of the current Egyptian parliamentary elections, after a request made earlier today by the governor of Upper Egypt's Qena governorate Abdel Hamid El Haggan.  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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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. 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 2020 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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