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Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday October 21

Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)
Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that the upcoming public holiday on the occasion of Prophet Mohamed’s birthday (Mawlid Al-Nabi) would be observed on Thursday, October 21, 2021, instead of the Islamic calendar date of October 19.

The aforementioned announcement, which applies to "ministries, government departments, and bodies", is expected to be followed by a similar announcement by the Egyptian Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, for private sector employees, as was done in the past (2021-08-08).

Last year (2020-06-28), the Government of Egypt announced that it would start moving fixed-date mid-week public holidays to the following Thursday "to give citizens a chance to have a long weekend".

This change took effect beginning last autumn (2020-10-05 and 2020-10-01), has been applied since then on each occasion (2021-10-03, 2021-08-05, 2021-06-26, 2021-04-28, 2021-04-22, 2021-01-21 and 2021-01-20).

The public holidays for Christmas, Eid Al-Fitr, and Eid Al-Adha, are not subject to these date changes.

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