Egypt: Important Dates & Holidays

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Updated: 2017-03-02.

  • 1 Muharram (varies) – Islamic New Year
  • 7 Jan – Christmas
  • 25 Jan – National Police Day
  • 25 Jan – 2011 Revolution Day
  • 25 Apr – Sinai Liberation Day
  • Apr/May (varies) – Sham El Nessim (Spring festival)
  • 1 May – Labor Day
  • 23 Jul – Revolution Day
  • 6 Oct – Armed Forces Day
  • 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal (varies) – Mawlid/Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad
  • 1-3 Shawwal (varies) – Eid al-Fitr
  • 10-13 Zul-Higga (varies) – Eid al-Adha/end of Hajj

* The “varies” dates often correspond to the Islamic Hijri calendar, which is lunar-based, rather than the Gregorian.

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