Egyptian Sinai Liberation Day Public Holiday Moved To April 29
Source:Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)
Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: May 11, 2021
Egypt's Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has issued a decree 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 which commemorates the final withdrawal of all Israeli military forces from the Sinai Peninsula, in 1982, following the Camp David peace accords.
Recall that, last year (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".
This change was implemented for the first time, when the October 6 public holiday was moved to October 8, 2020 (2020-10-05 and 2020-10-01).
Then, earlier this year, Prime Minister Madbouly, similarly announced that Thursday, January 28, 2021, would be a public holiday in Egypt, on account of the annual, January 25, January Revolution and National Police Day (2021-01-21 and 2021-01-20).
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