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Egypt : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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  • Internet domain: .eg - Telephone code: +20 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: yes)
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    Thursday june 6, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday june 15, 2024Al Waqfa DayMuslim, Sufi
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday june 18, 2024Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday june 19, 2024Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday june 20, 2024Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday june 21, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday june 26, 2024International Book FestivalTradeshows
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    Sunday june 30, 2024Uprising DaySecular holiday
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    Monday july 1, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday july 1, 2024Jesus’ entry into EgyptEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday july 8, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday july 25, 2024Revolution DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Wafa'a el Nil - Flooding of the Nile (may vary by a few days)Events, celebrations...
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    Thursday september 12, 2024Regional holidayCoptic
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday september 26, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Tuesday october 1, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday october 6, 2024Armed Forces DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday november 13, 2024Cairo Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas Daycards/flowers
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday june 6, 2024
    School holidays :

    Al Waqfa Day

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    Saturday june 15, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Commemorates the day the Prophet Abraham took his son Ishmael out into the wilderness to sacrifice him to God. As he raised the knife to take his only son's life in obedience to God's command, his hand was stopped and the Lord provided a ram in Ishmael's place.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Tuesday june 18, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Wednesday june 19, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Thursday june 20, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Fathers' Day

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    Friday june 21, 2024
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    International Book Festival

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    Wednesday june 26, 2024
    Tradeshows :

    Uprising Day

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    Sunday june 30, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebration of the ousting of president Mohamed Morsi from the presidential office by protests in 2013 from 2016

    Banks are closed

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only : Due to the beginning of the new Fiscal Year.

    Jesus’ entry into Egypt

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Culture : Copts consider the Holy Family flight to the land of the Pharaohs, seeking to protect the Christ Child from the wrath of King Herod, a providential event: it prepared the nation to receive the proclamation of the Gospel. According to local tradition, the Holy Family moved throughout the country carrying out miracles, which are at the origin of numerous sanctuaries. Those shrines are visited by Muslims as well as Christians.

    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday july 8, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The event where Muhammad fled Mecca with a small group of followers to go to Medina (Yathrib) in the year 622 A.D., under mounting hostility towards Muhammad.

    Revolution Day

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    Thursday july 25, 2024
    Secular holiday : Anniversary of the end of the Egyptian royal government (King Faruk) and the establishment of the republic in 1952 http://www.egyptse.com/

    Wafa'a el Nil - Flooding of the Nile (may vary by a few days)

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Thursday september 12, 2024
    Coptic : Coptic New Year only observed by the Coptic community

    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet. Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year.

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Thursday september 26, 2024
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Tuesday october 1, 2024
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    Armed Forces Day

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    Sunday october 6, 2024
    Secular holiday : The Egyptian forces crossed the Suez Canal on this day in 1973 during the war against Israel. Eight years later, Sadat was assassinated while watching the Armed Forces Day parade

    Cairo Film Festival

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    Wednesday november 13, 2024
    Culture : Lasts 10 days www.ciff.org.eg in Cairo 2024 edition confirmed

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    cards/flowers : Not a bank holiday, but increasingly popular.