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Egypt Declares June 15-20 as Paid Eid al-Adha Holiday for Public Sector


Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 03:35 PM
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On Monday, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that the period from Saturday, June 15 to Thursday, June 20 will be a paid holiday for employees in ministries, governmental institutions, public authorities, local administrative units, public sector companies, and public business sector companies. This decision is in celebration of Eid al-Adha.

Despite the holiday, ongoing exams will continue as scheduled by the respective authorities to ensure that academic commitments are not disrupted.

The Eid al-Adha holiday is eagerly anticipated each year, offering public sector employees a valuable break to celebrate this significant religious occasion with their families. Eid al-Adha, or the "Festival of Sacrifice," is one of the most important Islamic holidays, commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son in obedience to God.

During this period, many Egyptians engage in traditional activities such as attending prayers, sharing festive meals, and participating in acts of charity. The holiday also stimulates local economies, as families prepare for celebrations by purchasing food, clothing, and gifts.

This extended holiday will allow public sector employees to fully partake in the festivities and cultural traditions associated with Eid al-Adha, reinforcing social bonds and fostering a sense of community.

The decision to maintain the examination schedule ensures that students and educational institutions can continue their activities without interruption, balancing the need for celebration with academic responsibilities.

Prime Minister Madbouly’s announcement highlights the importance of Eid al-Adha in Egyptian society and reflects the government’s commitment to accommodating cultural and religious practices while ensuring the continuation of essential services and responsibilities.