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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


Currency: Pound (EGP)
Internet domain: .eg - Telephone code: +20 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: yes)
Weekend: Friday & Saturday

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Thursday June 16, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday June 21, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday June 29, 2022International Book FestivalTradeshows
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Thursday June 30, 2022Uprising DaySecular holiday
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Friday July 1, 2022Jesus’ entry into EgyptEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday July 3, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Friday July 8, 2022Al Waqfa DayMuslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 9, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday July 12, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 23, 2022Revolution DaySecular holiday
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Sunday July 24, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday August 15, 2022Wafa'a el Nil - Flooding of the Nile (may vary by a few days)Events, celebrations...
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Monday September 12, 2022Regional holidayCoptic
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Saturday September 17, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday September 29, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Thursday October 6, 2022Armed Forces DaySecular holiday
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Saturday October 8, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday October 9, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Sunday November 13, 2022Cairo Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday December 15, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas Daycards/flowers
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Thursday June 16, 2022
School holidays :

Fathers' Day

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Tuesday June 21, 2022
cards/flowers :

International Book Festival

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Wednesday June 29, 2022
Tradeshows :

Uprising Day

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Thursday June 30, 2022
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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Friday July 1, 2022
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.

Banks are closed

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Sunday July 3, 2022
Banks only : Due to the beginning of the new Fiscal Year.

Al Waqfa Day

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Friday July 8, 2022
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.

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

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Saturday July 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Sunday July 10, 2022
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

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

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Revolution Day

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Saturday July 23, 2022
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/

Banks are closed

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Sunday July 24, 2022
Banks only :

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

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Saturday July 30, 2022
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.

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

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Monday August 15, 2022
Culture :

Regional holiday

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Monday September 12, 2022
Coptic : Coptic New Year only observed by the Coptic community

Summer holiday (end)

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Saturday September 17, 2022
School holidays :

Daylight Saving Time

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Thursday September 29, 2022
Special Events :

Armed Forces Day

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Thursday October 6, 2022
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

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

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Saturday October 8, 2022
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.

Banks are closed

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Sunday October 9, 2022
Banks only :

Cairo Film Festival

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Sunday November 13, 2022
Culture : Lasts 10 days www.ciff.org.eg in Cairo 2022 edition confirmed

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday December 15, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
cards/flowers : Not a bank holiday, but increasingly popular.