Holidays in Egypt 2023

There are 13 public holidays with 17 days in Egypt in 2023, five of which fall on Friday and Saturday.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends. In Egypt, it falls on January 7, 2023.

January 25 Revolution
January 25 Revolution commemorates the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution on January 25, 2011, which was an uprising that consisted of demonstrations, marches, and strikes by millions of protesters from various backgrounds, and demanded the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. The holiday is observed on January 26, 2023.

Sham El Nessim
Sham El Nessim, observed on April 17, 2023, celebrates the arrival of spring. It is one of the oldest and most sacred festivals in Egypt, and its first celebration can go back to ancient Egyptian times since 2,600 BC.

Eid al-Fitr
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts three days, from April 21 to April 23, 2023.

Sinai Liberation Day
Sinai Liberation Day, observed on April 25, 2023, celebrates the anniversary of the liberation of the Peninsula of Sinai from Israeli occupation in 1982. Israel captured the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt in 1967 during the Six-Day War, fought between Israel and Jordan, Syria, and Egypt.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Arafat Day
Arafat Day is the holiest day in the Islamic calendar, and it is observed on Jun 27, 2023, the day before Eid al-Adha. Arafat Day commemorates Muhammad's Farewell Sermon and the completion of the message of Islam.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts four days, from June 28, 2023, to July 1, 2023, and honors the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son to obey God's command.

June 30 Revolution
The June 30 Revolution is a public holiday in Egypt, observed on June 30, 2023. The holiday commemorates the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution against the 5th President, Mohamed Morsi, on June 30, 2013.

Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 19, 2023.

Revolution Day
Revolution Day in Egypt is one of the biggest celebrations, commemorating the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution in 1952. In Egypt, Revolution Day is considered the National Day of Egypt because of its importance, and it falls on July 23, 2023

Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 28, 2023, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man who meditated.

Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day, observed on October 6, 2023, commemorates the anniversary of the Egyptian army crossing the Suez Canal and defeating the Israeli army on October 6, 1973. The war ended with a cease-fire secured by the United States, which strengthened the position of Egypt in the negotiations with Israel.

The following is the list of public holidays in Egypt 2023.

Christmas DayJan 07, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
January 25 RevolutionJan 26, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Sham El NessimApr 17, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 21, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 22, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 23, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Sinai Liberation DayApr 25, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Arafat DayJun 27, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 28, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 29, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
June 30 RevolutionJun 30, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 30, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Adha HolidayJul 01, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Islamic New YearJul 19, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Revolution DayJul 23, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Prophet's BirthdaySep 28, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Armed Forces DayOct 06, 2023FridayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Egypt in 2023.

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