On Oct. 6, Egypt commemorates National October War Day on its 48th anniversary. This is an opportunity for all Egyptians to recognize and thank our brave veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice during one of Israel’s and the Arab longest wars.
It has been 48 years since the Sinai Peninsula was freed up and liberated in the 1970s with the motto “Viva Egypt.. The Sinai Peninsula will return to Egypt.”
Accordingly, politicians from both the government and the opposition have shared messages to mark the Oct. 6 National Day.
On this special day, Egyptians celebrate the history and development of the Egyptian Armed forces sector. This date also coincides with the Yom Kippur in Israel which is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
On this occasion, Sada El Balad English (See) board’s members encourage everyone to remember and respect the thousands of Egyptian Veterans – more than 20 million of whom are living today – who served on active duty in the Egyptian Armed Forces during the Israeli occupation of the Sinai Peninsula as well as the Arab involvement in this war from June 5, 1967, to Oct. 6, 1973.
This year, See will again join many organizations across the country as a commemorative partner supporting the Egyptian media in this war commemoration.
On this date every year, some Egyptian universities and schools also took this occasion as momentum in organizing special events for students to participate in classroom activities that focus on the topic of freedom and the unity of Egypt’s territory.
Furthermore, Egyptian citizens celebrate this special day by coming together and by thanking all their national heroes for bringing them the freedom that they are enjoying today.
As part of official celebrations, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be giving a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 48th anniversary of Liberty day of Egypt and the Arab world, the reason behind the banks, and private institutions alongside public entities holiday today in the country.
In the main provinces, people were already gathering in public squares, many of them holding small national flags, wearing red and black clothes, and with national flag patterns painted on their faces.
Moreover, the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Naser city was decorated with flower baskets on the theme of “Viva Egypt”, and these became a popular background for snapshots.