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Egypt Public Holidays 2017

Today – 21 November 2017 – is not a holiday in Egypt.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Egypt. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
7 JanSatCoptic Christmas Day
25 JanWed25 January Revolution Day
16 AprSunCoptic Easter Sunday
17 AprMonSham el Nessim
25 AprTueSinai Liberation Day
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr
26 JunMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
23 JulSunRevolution Day
31 AugThuArafat Day
1 SepFriEid al-Adha
2 SepSatEid al-Adha Holiday
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
6 OctFriArmed Forces Day
30 NovThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday

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According to Egyptian laws, 21 official holidays are recognized. In addition to public holidays, regions and territories honor religious and cultural observances. Many holidays are discretionary, based on terms set forth in an employment contract or agreement.

Most of Egypt’s national holidays were established in honor of the country’s long struggle for freedom and religious equality. Several religious holidays take place over a period of several days, including the first three days of Ramadan and the first five days of the Qurban Bairam holiday.

According to the Egyptian Labour Code, employees are entitled to at least 13 paid holidays per year. If an employee is required to work on a national holiday, compensation in the amount of double the normal salary is paid.

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