Top events in Egypt

November
09

Screens films from around the world and attracts some leading box office stars from Western and Middle Eastern cinema, with the aim to promote and...

February
22

One of the most spectacular events in Egypt, the Abu Simbel Festival celebrates the precision with which Ramses II designed the largest temple so...

April
25

Special events are organised throughout the Sinai Peninsula in celebration of the day when Israeli forces withdrew from the region in 1982.

Egypt Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2014

January
07
Coptic Christmas Day
Start date:
7 January 2014

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

April
20
Coptic Easter
Start date:
20 April 2014

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

April
21
Sham el-Nessim
Start date:
21 April 2014
April
25
Sinai Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
July
23
National Day
Start date:
23 July 2014
July
28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
End date:
30 July 2014
September
11
Coptic New Year
Start date:
11 September 2014

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

October
04
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
06
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
6 October 2014
October
25
Islamic New Year
Start date:
25 October 2014

2015

January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

January
07
Coptic Christmas Day
Start date:
7 January 2015

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

January
14
Coptic New Year
Start date:
14 January 2015

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

April
12
Coptic Easter
Start date:
12 April 2015

This holiday is not official, although Coptic Christians may observe it.

April
13
Sham el-Nessim
Start date:
13 April 2015
April
25
Sinai Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
July
23
National Day
Start date:
23 July 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
06
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
6 October 2015
October
13
Islamic New Year
Start date:
13 October 2015
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