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Egypt Could Move January 25 Public Holiday

Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2015


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.

A few years ago (2010-01-06), the Egyptian government had declared January 25 as a new annual, "Police Day", non-working public holiday (before 2010, Police Day had been observed only as a commemorative date, ie. a regular working day).

Then, 2 years ago (2012-01-11), the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, 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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