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Egyptian Public Holiday Moved To January 28

Source: Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)
Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: January 25, 2022

Egypt's Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has announced that the Egyptian Cabinet had declared Thursday, January 28, 2021, as a public holiday in Egypt on account of the annual, January 25, January Revolution and National Police Day.

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

For many years, Police Day, on January 25, was observed as a commemorative date (ie. a regular working day). Then, in early 2010 the Egyptian government announced that Police Day would be observed as a non-working public holiday, starting in 2010 (2010-01-06).

Two years later (2012-01-11), the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, announced that January 25 would henceforth be commemorated as the "January 25 Revolution Day" national public holiday, to mark the anniversary of the start of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.

Today's announcement thus further amends (2021-01-20) the list of official 2021 public holidays in Egypt, as announced by Egypt's Central Bank, recently (2021-01-18).

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