Top events in Egypt

April
25

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

September
11

Bringing together 150 international women tennis players from 25 countries, including Japan, Italy, Russia and the Ukraine, this tournament...

September
27

A week-long endurance race that starts at the Pyramids of Giza and takes a circular route on the sands around Cairo, this event attracts...

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.

2017

January
07
Coptic Christmas Day
Start date:
7 January 2017
April
16
Coptic Easter
Start date:
16 April 2017
April
17
Sham el-Nessim
Start date:
17 April 2017
April
25
Sinai Liberation Day
Start date:
25 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
July
23
National Day
Start date:
23 July 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
September
11
Coptic New Year
Start date:
11 September 2017
September
21
Islamic New Year
Start date:
21 September 2017
October
06
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
6 October 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
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