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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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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Saturday January 7, 2023Coptic ChristmasOrthodox
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    Sunday January 8, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 13, 2023Egyptian MarathonSports events
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    Sunday January 15, 2023Arbor Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Police DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday February 12, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday March 9, 2023Cairo International FairTradeshows
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short FilmsEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday April 17, 2023Coptic Easter Monday (Sham al Nessim)Coptic
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday April 27, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Thursday April 27, 2023Sinai's Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday June 21, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday June 27, 2023Al Waqfa DayMuslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday June 28, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday June 28, 2023International Book FestivalTradeshows
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday June 30, 2023Uprising DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday July 1, 2023Jesus’ entry into EgyptEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday July 1, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday July 2, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Wednesday July 19, 2023El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday July 23, 2023Revolution DaySecular holiday
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    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Www.moe.gov.eg
    information provided by the Ministry of Education number of instructional weeks per year in lower secondary education: 35
    Number of teaching days: 199
    Cairo University ranking: Times Higher Education #800/QS ranking #485-490/Shanghai #301-400

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    Banks are closed

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Banks only :

    Coptic Christmas

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    Saturday January 7, 2023
    Orthodox :

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Sunday January 8, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Egyptian Marathon

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    Friday January 13, 2023
    Sports events : Www.egyptianmarathon.com/ in Luxor 2023 edition confirmed

    Arbor Day

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    Sunday January 15, 2023
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Police Day

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2010 onwards Commemorates the massacre of over 50 policemen in Ismailiyya by British forces on that day in 1952.

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Sunday February 12, 2023
    School holidays :

    Cairo International Fair

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    Thursday March 9, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.cairofair.com lasts 10 days 2023 edition confirmed

    Mothers' Day

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    Culture : Www.ismailiafilmfest.com/ lasts 1 week - in Ismailia 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Coptic Easter Monday (Sham al Nessim)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Coptic : The date of the Orthodox Easter is determined in the Julian Calendar. The Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BC and was in common use until the 1500s, when countries started changing to the Gregorian Calendar. Some countries (for example, Greece and Russia) used it into this century, and the Orthodox church in Russia, and other Orthodox churches still use it.

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Thursday April 27, 2023
    Special Events :

    Sinai's Liberation Day

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    Thursday April 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : Recall of the Israeli troups in 1985

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Public holiday

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday June 8, 2023
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Wednesday June 21, 2023
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    Al Waqfa Day

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    Tuesday June 27, 2023
    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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    Wednesday June 28, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    International Book Festival

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    Wednesday June 28, 2023
    Tradeshows :

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

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    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

    Uprising Day

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebration of the ousting of president Mohamed Morsi from the presidential office by protests in 2013 from 2016

    Jesus’ entry into Egypt

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    Saturday July 1, 2023
    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.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday July 1, 2023
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    Banks are closed

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    Sunday July 2, 2023
    Banks only : Due to the beginning of the new Fiscal Year.

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

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    Wednesday July 19, 2023
    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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    Sunday July 23, 2023
    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/