Public holidays in Egypt are classified into a few categories. Some public holidays are celebrated nationwide while some others are observed by certain groups only.

Being a predominantly-Muslim country, Egypt celebrates many major Islamic festivals as public holidays. The only Christian festival observed as public holidays in Egypt is Christmas, yet Christians in this country are permit to observe the other Christian holidays.

Since most Islamic holidays are observed based on Islamic calendar through moon-sighting, the dates of celebration in Gregorian (Western) calendar keep changing from year to year. The dates of certain holidays such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are determined adjacent to the events.

List Of Egypt Public Holidays 2013

We provided the list of 2013 Egypt public holidays calendar below. However, the calendar is based on an estimate, so we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the calendar.

Coptic Christmas
Celebrates the nativity of Jesus Christ based on Old calendarist (Oriental Coptic Orthodox Church).
Monday, 7 January 2013

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
Celebrates the birth of Prophet Muhammad
Thursday, 24 January 2013

Sinai Liberation Day
Celebrates the beginning day of the Egyptian Revolution
Friday, 25 January 2013

Labour Day
Celebrates the achievement of workers in term of social and economic.
Labour Day 2013
Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Coptic Easter
Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sham El-Nessim (Spring Festival)
The Monday following Orthodox Easter.
Monday, 6 May 2013

Revolution Day
Celebrates the revolution of Egypt in 1952.
Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Bairam Feast / Eid al-Fitr
The end of fasting month Ramadan
Celebrated for 3 days (1-3 Shawwal according to Islamic lunar calendar)
Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, 8 August 2013

Armed Forces Day
Celebrates the Egyptian forces’ crossing of the Suez Canal during the October war.
Sunday, 6 October 2013

Qurban / Eid al-Adha
Feast of sacrifice. End of the Hajj.
Celebrates for 4 days (10-13 Dhu al-Hijjah according to Islamic lunar calendar)
Eid al-Adha
Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Islamic New Year
The first day of the first month according to Islamic calendar.
Al Hijra
Monday, 4 November 2013

List Of Other Egypt Popular Festivals 2013

The list of holidays mentioned here is widely celebrated in Egypt. Though, ministries, government offices and public institutions remain open during these days.

New Year’s Day
The 1st day of the year according to Gregorian calendar.
New Year 2013
Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Sportsmen’s Day
Celebration for all sportsmen in Egypt.
Sunday, 3 March 2013

Mothers’ Day
Celebration for all mothers in Egypt.
Mothers’ Day 2013
Thursday, 21 March 2013

Evacuation Day
Eid el-Galaa
Celebration of the final withdrawal of all British forces from Egypt in 1956.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Flooding of the Nile
Wafaa Elnil
Celebration of the beginning of the Nile’s flood.
Thursday, 15 August 2013

Egyptian Naval Day
Celebration of the sinking of Israeli destroyers by Egyptian Navy in 1967.
Egyptian Naval Day
Monday, 21 October 2013

Victory Day
Celebration of the ending of Tripartite Aggression in 1956.
Egyptian Victory Day
Monday, 23 December 2013

Happy Egypt Holiday 2013!