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Public Holidays 2017

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

7 JanSatCoptic Christmas
25 JanWed25th of January Revolution - Police Day
16 AprSunCoptic Easter
17 AprMonSham El Nessim
25 AprTueSinai Liberation Day
1 MayMonLabor Day
25 JunSunEid El Fitr *
26 JunMonEid El Fitr *
23 JulSunRevolution Day
31 AugThuWakfet Arafat
1 SepFriEid El Adha *
2 SepSatEid El Adha *
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
6 OctFriArmed Force Day
30 NovThuProphet Mohamed's Birthday *

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.

* subject to changes