Egypt Bank Holidays 2018


 
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Egypt bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Egypt Bank Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.    Mon Bank Holiday Banks
        Sun Eastern/Coptic Christmas
        Thu January 25 Revolution Day
Apr.    Sun Coptic Easter
        Mon Sham el Nessim
        Wed Sinai Liberation Day
May     Tue Labour Day
June    Fri Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Sat End of Ramadan Holiday
        Sun End of Ramadan Holiday Government
        Sun End of Ramadan Holiday Banks
        Mon End of Ramadan Holiday Banks
July  1 Sun Bank Holiday Banks
      1 Sun June 30th Anniversary Holiday
     23 Mon Revolution Day (National Day)
Aug. 20 Mon Wakfet Arafat
     21 Tue Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
     22 Wed Al Adha Holiday
     23 Thu Al Adha Holiday Government
     23 Thu Bank Holiday Banks
     24 Fri Al Adha Holiday Government
Sep. 11 Tue El Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Oct.  6 Sat Armed Forces Day
      7 Sun Bank Holiday Banks
Nov. 20 Tue Moulid El Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

30 Sep 2018 Egyptian Bank Holiday October 7 (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Sunday, October 7, 2018, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming Armed Force Day public holiday of Egypt falling on a Saturday.  18 Jul 2018 Egyptian Public Holiday July 23 (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egyptís Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, has announced that Monday, July 23, 2018, had been declared as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for all ministries, government bodies and the public sector companies, to mark the 66th anniversary of the July 23 Revolution.  16 Jul 2018 Egyptian Bank Holiday July 23 (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on Monday, July 23, 2018, a date which has been declared a bank holiday in Egypt on account of the upcoming anniversary of the 1952 revolution public holiday.  26 Jun 2018 Egyptian Public Holiday July 1st (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egyptís Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has issued a decision declaring Sunday, July 1, 2018, as a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector to commemorate the anniversary of the June 30th revolution.  11 Jun 2018 Egyptian Bank Holidays June 17-18 (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on June 17 and 18, 2018, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual Egyptian bank and public holidays.  20 Apr 2018 Egyptian Public Holiday April 25 (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) Egyptís Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Safaan, has announced that Wednesday, April 25, 2018, would be a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the annual Sinai Liberation Day public holiday of Egypt.  03 Apr 2018 Egyptian Bank Holidays April 8-9 (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has announced that all Egyptian banks would be closed on April 8 and 9, 2018, dates which have been declared bank holidays in Egypt on account of the upcoming Easter and Sham El-Nessim annual Egyptian bank and public holidays.  19 Jan 2018 Egypt Declares January 25 Public Holiday (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) The acting Prime Minister of Egypt as well as Housing Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, has announced that Thursday, January 25, 2018, would be a non-working official public holiday in Egypt for both the public sector and the private sector on account of the upcoming seventh anniversary of the January 25, 2011, Revolution in Egypt, as well of the 1952 resistance by Egyptian police to British occupation forces in Ismailia.  06 Jan 2018 Egyptian 2018 Bank Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Egypt-Cairo) Egypt's Central Bank has released its annual list of 2018 bank holidays in Egypt, dates when all Egyptian banks will be closed in the calendar year 2018, corresponding generally to the list of official non-working public holidays in Egypt in 2018.  20 Nov 2017 Egyptian Prophet Birthday Public Holiday December 1 (Egypt State Information Service-Cairo) The Egyptian government has announced that the upcoming birthday of Prophet Mohammed non-working public holiday in Egypt would be observed on Friday, December 1, 2017.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Egypt public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Egypt are regulated by the Decree No. 112 of 2003 determining the holidays considered as leave with full pay for workers as supllemented by punctual Presidential Decrees.  Weekends: Weekend days in Egypt are Fridays and Saturdays.  Eid al Adha is only a paid public holiday for 3 days and Eid al Fitr for 2 days. Banks usually give a 4th and 3rd day respectively, while some government agencies and other businesses allow for a 5th and 4th day of paid holidays respectively.  Sham el-Nessim, although based on the Coptic calendar, is celebrated by both Christians and Muslims so it is considered a national rather than religious festival.  Coptic Christmas (Jan-7) became an official public holiday in 2003. Prior to that its observance was limited to Coptic Christians.  Western Christmas (Dec-25) is gaining in popularity, year by year, as a non-denominational, and non-official, holiday .  Egypt International Codes EG and EGY (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .eg (ICANN national top-level internet domain). ē Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Egypt information and news: Central Bank of Egypt (Egypt central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Egypt maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Egypt), and Wikipedia (includes Egypt commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Egypt, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Egypt that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for Egypt, were calculated using the Egyptian Survey Authority (ESA) lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Egypt, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Egypt, before planning any trip to Egypt. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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