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Egypt Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Egypt public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Egypt public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Egypt public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Egyptian Hijri 1441 Public Holiday Announced

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - The Egyptian Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has issued a decree declaring Saturday, August 31, 2019, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1441 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Egypt.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Egyptian 2019 Eid Al-Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, has announced that, as per the terms of Article 52 of the Labor Law issued in accordance to Law No. 12 of 2003, and later amended by Ministerial Decree No. 49 of 2009, the upcoming private sector sector holidays in Egypt, would run from the day of Arafat until the second day of the Eid al-Adha.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Egyptian 2019 Eid Al-Adha Bank Holidays Announced

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) and the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) have announced bank holidays closures, from Sunday, August 11, 2019, to Tuesday, August 13, 2019, on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays of Egypt.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Egyptian 2019 Eid Al-Adha Public Sector Holidays Announced

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has issued a decree declaring a 4-day period of non-working public sector holidays in Egypt, from the day of Arafat until the third day of the Eid al-Adha, on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays of Egypt.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Egyptian Bank Holiday July 1st

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Monday, July 1, 2019, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the June 30th Revolution Day annual non-working public holiday of Egypt.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Egyptian Bank Holidays Declared April 25-29

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed for 5 consecutive days, from April 25-29, 2019, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Sinai Liberation Day, Easter and Sham El-Nessim annual Egyptian bank and public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Egyptian Bank Holiday January 24

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Thursday, January 24, 2019, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the anniversary of the January 25 Revolution in Egypt.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday January 24

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Thursday, January 24, 2019, had been declared as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for employees of the country’s private and public sectors, to mark both the eighth anniversary of the 2011 revolution and Egypt's Police Day.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Egyptian 2019 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has released its annual list of 2019 bank holidays in Egypt, dates when all Egyptian banks will be closed in the calendar year 2019, corresponding generally to the list of official non-working public holidays in Egypt in 2019.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday January 7

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that Monday, January 7, 2019, had been declared as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for employees of the country’s private and public sectors, to mark Coptic Orthodox Christmas.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Egyptian Bank Holiday January 1

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday November 20

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian Prime Minister, Moustafa Madbouly, has announced that the upcoming birthday of Prophet Mohammed non-working public holiday in Egypt (Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi) would be observed on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 30
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  • 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, 2018, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming Armed Force Day public holiday of Egypt falling on a Saturday.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday July 23

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, has announced that Monday, July 23, 2018, had been declared as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for all ministries, government bodies and the public sector companies, to mark the 66th anniversary of the July 23 Revolution.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • 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 Monday, July 23, 2018, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming anniversary of the 1952 revolution public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday July 1st

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has issued a decision declaring Sunday, July 1, 2018, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector to commemorate the anniversary of the June 30th revolution.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Egyptian Bank Holidays June 17-18

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on June 17 and 18, 2018, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual Egyptian bank and public holidays.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday April 25

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egypt’s Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Safaan, has announced that Wednesday, April 25, 2018, would be a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the annual Sinai Liberation Day public holiday of Egypt.
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  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Egyptian Bank Holidays April 8-9

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on April 8 and 9, 2018, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Easter and Sham El-Nessim annual Egyptian bank and public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Egypt Declares January 25 Public Holiday

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - The acting Prime Minister of Egypt as well as Housing Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, has announced that Thursday, January 25, 2018, would be a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming seventh anniversary of the January 25, 2011, Revolution in Egypt, as well of the 1952 resistance by Egyptian police to British occupation forces in Ismailia.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Egyptian 2018 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has released its annual list of 2018 bank holidays in Egypt, dates when all Egyptian banks will be closed in the calendar year 2018, corresponding generally to the list of official non-working public holidays in Egypt in 2018.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday December 1

    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 Friday, December 1, 2017.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Egyptian Public Holidays October 5-6

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egypt’s Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail, has issued a decree declaring Thursday, October 5, 2017, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming October 6 annual non-working public holiday of Egypt.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Egyptian Hijri 1439 Public Holiday Announced

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egypt’s Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail, has issued a decree declaring Thursday, September 21, 2017, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1439 Islamic New Year annual non-working public holiday of Egypt.
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Egyptian 2017 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 2017, for government clerical staff, which will run from Thursday, August 31, until Monday, September, 2017.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Egyptian 2017 End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian authorities have announced that the upcoming private sector's Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holidays of 2017, would run for 2 days, beginning on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • 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.
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2016

  • Oct
  • 5
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • 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.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • 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.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • 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.
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Egyptian 2015 Parliamentary Elections Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - The Egyptian minister of local and administrative development, Ahmed Zaki Badr, has announced that the days during which the upcoming parliamentary elections will take place will not be public holidays in Egypt, except for workers at schools where polling stations are located.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Egyptian Hijri 1437 Public Holiday Announced

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - A cabinet spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration has announced that tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, would be a non-working official public holiday for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1437 Islamic New Year.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Egyptian Eid Al-Adha 2015 Bank Holidays

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from September 23-27, 2015, 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.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Egyptian 2015 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 2015, for government clerical staff, which will run from Wednesday, September 23, 2015, until Sunday, September 27, 2015.
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday August 6

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian Cabinet spokesperson, Hossam El-Qaweish, has announced that the Egyptian cabinet had declared Thursday, August 6, 2015, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming inauguration of the new Suez Canal.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • 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 Thursday, July 23, 2015, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming anniversary of the 1952 revolution public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Egyptian Eid Al-Fitr 2015 Public Holidays

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, has issued a decision declaring four days of non-working public holidays for the Egyptian ministries and government sectors, on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holidays of Egypt.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday June 30

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, has announced that Egyptian authorities have declared tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Egypt on account of the second anniversary of the beginning of the mass protests which led to the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Egypt Maintains January 25 Public Holiday

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - A cabinet spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration, Hossam El-Qaweish, has announced that Sunday, January 25, 2015, would be a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming fourth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution in Egypt.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Egyptian 2015 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has released its annual list of 2015 bank holidays in Egypt, dates when all Egyptian banks will be closed in the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Egyptian Bank Holidays January 1-3

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from Thursday to Saturday, January 1-3, 2015, inclusively, dates which have been declared as bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Western New Year annual Egyptian bank holiday and the annual Egyptian non-working public holiday for Prophet Mohamed's Birthday.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Egyptian Hijri 1436 Public Holiday Announced

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - A cabinet spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration has announced that Saturday, October 25, 2014, would be a non-working official public holiday for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming Hijri 1436 Islamic New Year.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Egyptian Eid Al-Adha 2014 Bank Holidays

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from October 3-7, 2014, 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.
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Egypt Combines Eid Al-Adha and Army Public Holidays

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian authorities have extended the upcoming public sector's Eid Al-Adha non-working public holidays of 2014, for government clerical staff, would run from Friday, October 3, 2014, until Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
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  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Egyptian Ramadan 2014 Bank Holidays

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from Monday to Wednesday, July 28 to 30, 2014, inclusively, dates which have been declared as bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Eid El-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual Egyptian public holidays.
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday June 8

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb, has announced that the Egyptian Cabinet had declared, Sunday, June 8, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Egypt on account of the inauguration of president-elect Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
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  • May
  • 27
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  • Egyptian May 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian authorities have extended the voting for the current presidential election to a third day but Egypt's cabinet issued a statement clarifying that Wednesday, May 28, 2014, had not been declared another one-off additional electoral non-working public holiday in Egypt, and would be a normal working day.
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  • May
  • 26
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday May 27

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb, has announced that Egyptian authorities have declared tomorrow, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, as another one-off additional electoral non-working public holiday in Egypt on account of the second day of voting in the current Egyptian presidential elections.
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  • Apr
  • 22
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  • Egyptian Bank Holiday April 24

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Thursday, April 24, 2014, which has been declared an additional one-off bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming Sinai Liberation Day public holiday being observed on Friday, April 25.
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  • Jan
  • 25
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  • Egypt Could Move January 25 Public Holiday

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egypt's interior minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, has announced 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.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Egyptian Eid Al-Adha 2013 Bank Holidays

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from October 14-17, 2013, 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.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Egyptian Ramadan 2013 Bank Holidays

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed from August 8-11, 2013, inclusively, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Eid El-Fitr annual Egyptian bank and public holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • 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.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Egyptian May Bank Holidays Anounced

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - In 2 separate communiqués, 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.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • 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.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 11
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  • 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.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • 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, Armed Forces Day public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 27
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Egyptian Partial Ramadan Bank Holidays

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be partially closed during the upcoming month of Ramadan.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Egyptian Bank Holiday July 1st

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, July 1st, 2012, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt due to the beginning of the new Egyptian Fiscal Year.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Egyptian Public Holidays June 16-17

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egyptian Prime Minister, Kamal al-Ganzouri, has declared non-working public sector holidays on June 16 and 17, 2012, on account of the upcoming second round of the presidential election.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday May 24

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has announced that the date of the upcoming presidential election, Thursday, May 24, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday in Egypt.
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  • Jan
  • 29
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  • Egyptian Bank Holiday February 5

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, February 5, 2012, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming Prophet's Birthday public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Egyptian Public Holiday February 4

    Egypt State Information Service (Cairo) - The Chairman of the Egyptian National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Hatem Oud, has announced that the date of the upcoming birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammed, and thus of the related non-working public holiday, would be on Saturday, February 4, 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Egypt Recycles January 25 Public Holiday

    Al-Masry Al-Youm (Cairo) - The head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, has announced that the annual, January 25, Police Day, public holiday would henceforth be commemorated as a national public holiday, "January 25 Revolution Day", marking the anniversary of the start of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Egyptian Bank Holiday January 8

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, January 8, 2012, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming Coptic Christmas public holiday.
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2011

  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Egyptian Bank Holidays November 27-28

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, November 27, 2011, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming El Hijra (Islamic New Year).
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Egypt 2011 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Al-Masry Al-Youm (Cairo) - The Egyptian authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha public holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Egypt Declares July 24 Bank Holiday

    Ahram Online (Cairo) - Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, July 24, 2011, which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming Revolution Day.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Egypt Declares March 19 Public Holiday

    Al-Masry Al-Youm (Cairo) - Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has announced that Saturday, March 19, 2011, the date of the upcoming referendum on constitutional amendments, would be an official public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Egypt Extends Financial Holidays Until March 6

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - The Central Bank of Egypt has announced that Egyptian financial markets, in particular the Cairo Stock Exchange, would remain closed for an additional week and would only re-open on Sunday, March 6, 2011.
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Egypt Declares Bank Holidays Until Next Week

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's state news agency has announced that the Central Bank of Egypt had declared additional bank holidays for the rest of this week.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Egypt Declares Bank Holiday Tomorrow

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Earlier today, Egypt's state news agency announced that the Central Bank of Egypt had declared a one-off additional bank holiday in Egypt for tomorrow, Monday, February 14, 2011.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Egypt Declares Additional Christmas Bank Holiday

    The Central Bank of Egypt (Cairo) - Egyptian authorities have announced that Sunday, January 9, 2011, would be an additional bank holiday in Egypt, due to Coptic Christmas Day falling on a weekend.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Egypt Announces 2011 Public Holidays

    Egyptian Government Services Portal (Cairo) - The Egyptian government has released the list of official public holidays in Egypt for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Egypt 2010 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Announced

    Al-Masry Al-Youm (Cairo) - The Egyptian authorities have announced the dates of the upcoming Eid al Adha public holidays.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Egypt Announces End of Ramadan Date

    Middle East News Agency (MENA) - Egypt has announced that the first day of the month of Shawwal, the day of the Eid al Fitr public holiday marking the End of Ramadan, would be on Friday, September 10, 2010.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Egypt January 25 Public Holiday Confirmed

    The Egyptian Gazette (Cairo) - The Egyptian government has confirmed that January 25, "Police Day", would be observed as a non-working public holiday, starting in 2010.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Egypt Declares 10-day School Holidays

    Daily News Egypt (Cairo) - Egypt's Prime Minister, Ahmed Nazif, has extended the usual four-day Eid El-Adha school holidays to 10 days for all schools and universities as a preventive measure against the global swine flu pandemic.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Egypt Reduces Financial Markets Ramadan Working Hours

    Middle East News Agency (MENA) - The Egyptian stock market has announced that it had reduced its trading hours during the upcoming month of Ramadan.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Egypt Announces Ramadan Dates

    National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) - Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) has announced that, in Egypt, according to astronomical calculations, the Muslim month of Ramadan will start on Saturday, August 22, 2009.
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  • Mar
  • 10
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  • Egypt Announces New March 13 National Holiday

    The Egyptian Gazette (Cairo) - The government of Egypt has decided to make March 13 a new annual national holiday, to commemorate the return of Taba to Egyptian sovereignty, 20 years ago. The statement from the Egyptian Cabinet specifies that on that day, all schools and universities would close, but that Government ministries would continue working normally.
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2007

  • Oct
  • 4
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  • Egypt October 7 One-Off Bank Holiday

    Copp Clark - The Central Bank of Egypt has declared Sunday, October 7, 2007, a public bank holiday. All financial institutions will be closed on that day, which follows the October 6, Armed Forces Day public holiday and the regular Thursday-Friday Egyptian weekend.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Egypt Public Holidays News Update

    National NCS - January 21, 2007, has been declared a public holiday in Egypt, on the occasion of the Hijra New Year.
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2006

  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Egypt Public Holidays News Update

    Egyptian Exchange (Cairo) - The Stock Exchange and the Central Securities Depository will be closed from October 23 to October 26, 2006 inclusive. The Central Bank and all banks will be closed from October 24 to October 25, 2006, inclusive.
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1999

  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Egyptian Eid Public Holidays January 19-20

    Egyptian Exchange (Cairo) - The government of Egypt has announced that Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19-20, 1999, had been declared as the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays in Egypt.
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See also: Egypt bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Egypt)