Egypt Extends Sinai and Labour Day Public Holidays
Source:Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)
Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: May 11, 2021
The Egyptian Cabinet has decided that the upcoming Sinai Liberation Day and Labour Day public holidays, would be extended to 5 consecutive days, from April 29-May 3, 2021, inclusively, for employees in both the public and private sectors, to commemorate the final withdrawal of all Israeli military forces from the Sinai Peninsula, in 1982, following the Camp David peace accords.
Over the past weekend (2021-04-24), the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) had announced that the upcoming, April 25, Sinai Liberation Day bank holiday of Egypt would be observed on Thursday, April 29, 2021, instead of the annual set date of April 25.
This announcement by the CBE followed a decree by Egypt's Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, declaring Thursday, April 29, 2021, as the date for the upcoming Sinai Liberation Day public holiday in Egypt, rather than the usual date of April 25 (2021-04-22).
Today's Cabinet decision states that "May 1 will be an official paid holiday for Labor Day, in all government ministries and departments, public authorities, local administration units, public sector companies, public business companies, and the private sector" and that "Sunday 2 May will be off for all employees “to reduce the crowdedness of the citizens as a precautionary measure within the state’s plan to tackle the probable implications of the coronavirus pandemic", while "Monday, May 3, will be an official paid holiday for Sham al-Nessim".
Today's announcement thus further amends (2021-04-24, 2021-04-22 and 2021-01-20) the list of official 2021 public holidays in Egypt, as announced by Egypt's Central Bank, earlier this year (2021-01-18).
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