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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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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Thursday January 6, 2022Coptic ChristmasOrthodox
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Friday January 14, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Friday January 14, 2022Egyptian MarathonSports events
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Saturday January 15, 2022Arbor Daycards/flowers
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Thursday January 27, 2022Police DaySecular holiday
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Friday January 28, 2022Automech Akhbar El YomTradeshows
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Thursday February 3, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday February 20, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday March 9, 2022Cairo International FairTradeshows
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Monday March 21, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Wednesday April 6, 2022Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short FilmsEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday April 24, 2022Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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Monday April 25, 2022Coptic Easter Monday (Sham al Nessim)Coptic
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Thursday April 28, 2022Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 28, 2022Sinai's Liberation DaySecular holiday
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Thursday April 28, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Saturday May 7, 2022Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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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, 2022Civil Servants holidayMuslim, 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, 2022Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 23, 2022Revolution DaySecular holiday
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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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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Www.moe.gov.eg
information provided by the Ministry of Education number of instructional weeks per year in lower secondary education: 34
Number of teaching days: 199
Cairo University ranking: Times Higher Education #800/QS ranking #485-490/Shanghai #301-400

Dates confirmed till June 2022

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Banks are closed

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Banks only :

Coptic Christmas

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Thursday January 6, 2022
Orthodox :

Parliament recess (end)

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Friday January 14, 2022
Special Events :

Egyptian Marathon

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Friday January 14, 2022
Sports events : Www.egyptianmarathon.com/ in Luxor 2022 edition confirmed

Arbor Day

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Saturday January 15, 2022
cards/flowers :

Police Day

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Thursday January 27, 2022
Secular holiday : From 2010 onwards Commemorates the massacre of over 50 policemen in Ismailiyya by British forces on that day in 1952.

Automech Akhbar El Yom

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Friday January 28, 2022
Tradeshows : Http://expoeg.all.biz/ lasts 6 days - in Cairo - 2022 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday February 3, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Sunday February 20, 2022
School holidays :

Cairo International Fair

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Wednesday March 9, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.cairofair.com lasts 10 days 2022 edition confirmed

Mothers' Day

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Monday March 21, 2022
cards/flowers : Ruz-e Madar in Arabic

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

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Sunday April 3, 2022
cards/flowers :

Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films

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Wednesday April 6, 2022
Culture : Www.ismailiafilmfest.com/ lasts 1 week - in Ismailia 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Orthodox Easter

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Orthodox : Paid holiday

Coptic Easter Monday (Sham al Nessim)

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Monday April 25, 2022
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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Thursday April 28, 2022
School holidays :

Sinai's Liberation Day

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Thursday April 28, 2022
Secular holiday : Recall of the Israeli troups in 1985

Daylight Saving Time

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Thursday April 28, 2022
Special Events :

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

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

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Monday May 2, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

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

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

Civil Servants holiday

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Ramadan holiday (end)

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Saturday May 7, 2022
School holidays :

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.

Civil Servants holiday

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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 :

Civil Servants holiday

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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/

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.