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Egypt Public Holidays 2024

In Egypt, public holidays include religious, historical, and cultural festivities, making them very important to workers’ lives at work. These holidays frequently provide well-earned respite to workers, enabling people to observe religious customs, take some time off, and consider the history of the country. The influence on work life can vary, even though they promote a sense of community and national pride. Some businesses choose to temporarily close or modify their schedules to suit these important occasions. Egypt’s public holidays add to the rich fabric of the nation’s workplace culture by striking a balance between upholding customs and guaranteeing workers’ well-being.

2024 Public Holidays in Egypt

  • Sunday, Jan 07, 2024 – Coptic Christmas
  • Thursday, Jan 25, 2024 – Revolution Day January 25
  • Wednesday, Apr 10, 2024 – End of Ramadan
  • Thursday, Apr 11, 2024 – End of Ramadan Day 2
  • Thursday, Apr 25, 2024 – Sinai Liberation Day
  • Wednesday, May 01, 2024 – Labor Day
  • Sunday, May 05, 2024 – Coptic Easter Sunday
  • Monday, May 06, 2024 – Sham El Nessim (Spring festival)
  • Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 – Arafat Day
  • Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 – Eid al-Adha
  • Monday, Jun 17, 2024 – Eid al-Adha Day 2
  • Sunday, Jul 07, 2024 – Muharram
  • Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 – Revolution Day
  • Sunday, Sep 15, 2024 – Mawlid An-Nabi
  • Sunday, Oct 06, 2024 – Armed Forces Day

Coptic Christmas and Easter:

For the Christian population in Egypt, Coptic Christmas and Coptic Easter are important holy occasions. Christian workers typically have time off work during these holidays to observe their religious customs and spend time with their families.

Revolution Day:

Revolution Day, observed on January 25, honours the incidents of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. It reminds people of the nation’s past and the continuous fight for political reform. Even though it’s a day for reflection and pride in the country, some businesses may close or have shortened hours.

End of Ramadan:

Eid al-Fitr, which signifies the end of Ramadan, is a significant Islamic holiday. Muslims break their month-long fast around this time to celebrate with friends and family. Many companies give their workers time off at this time so they can take part in the celebrations.

Sinai Liberation Day:

Sinai Liberation Day, observed on April 25, commemorates the evacuation of Israeli forces from the Sinai governor in 1982. Despite being a national holiday, there may be differing effects on work life as certain businesses may close on this day.

Labor Day:

International Labor Day is observed on May 1st and is a day to celebrate the contributions made by workers all around the world. It is a public holiday in Egypt, giving workers a day off to relax and take part in union-organized events.

Arafat Day and Eid al-Adha:

Eid al-Adha and Arafat Day are significant Islamic holidays. On Arafat Day, people celebrate fasts and days of prayer. The “Festival of Sacrifice,” or Eid al-Adha, is observed with group prayers and animal sacrifices. Employees frequently get longer breaks over certain holidays.

Muharram:

The Islamic New Year is celebrated with fasting and introspection during Muharram. Even though there would not be many broad work closures, some workers might take the day off in respect of their religion.

Revolution Day (July 23rd):

The 1952 Egyptian Revolution, which resulted in the creation of the Republic of Egypt, is honored on this holiday. On this day of reflection and national pride, certain establishments and businesses will be closed.

Mawlid An-Nabi:

Muslims commemorate the birth of the prophet Muhammad on Mawlid An-Nabi. Despite being a religious holiday, its effects on the workplace could differ, with some companies providing their staff with time off.

Armed Forces Day:

This holiday, which is observed on October 6th, pays tribute to the Egyptian Armed Forces. Despite the fact that it is a day of national celebration, some establishments might close or have shortened working hours than the normal days.

Public holidays in Egypt provide workers with a chance to unwind and spend quality time with their families, as well as a chance to contemplate the history, culture, and religious customs of the nation. For their employees to be able to take part in the celebrations and observances that are significant to them, employers sometimes modify work schedules to accommodate these vacations.

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