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Egypt Maintains January 25 Public Holiday

Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)
Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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.

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.

There had been some talk of modifying this public holiday, namely by Egypt's interior minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, who had announced (2014-01-25) 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. But, it would appear that this proposal did not come through.

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