Today, Jan. 25, Egypt marks the anniversary of the 2011 Revolution and National Police Day.
The anniversary of the January Revolution of 2011 marks the ousting of late President Hosni Mubarak, while National Police Day commemorates resistance by the brave Egyptian Policemen to British occupation forces in Ismailia on the date in 1952.
On this date every year, Egyptians celebrate this special day by coming together and by thanking their martyrs and policemen for bringing them the prosperity that they are enjoying today and their dedicated efforts in the liberation of their land and their significant role in ending the British occupation.
As a part of the official celebrations, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be giving a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of National Police Day and the 11th anniversary of the 25th January Revolution, the reason behind the national holiday today in Egypt.
However, employees will take Thursday off instead of Tuesday, as per a decision by the premier in June 2020 to make Thursday a day off instead of any week-day holiday to “give citizens a chance to have a long weekend.”
On this special occasion, the Police Museum which was inaugurated on January 25th,1986, in Salah El-Din Citadel in Cairo, is organizing a number of significant cultural activities and shows in cooperation with the Department of Archaeological Awareness and Community Communication of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
In recognition of the brave Egyptian soldiers and their contributions in the evacuation of foreign forces, the Port Said Province also marked this special occasion by installing the statue of an Egyptian soldier in front of the police forces building.
Meanwhile, Suez main squares were decorated with flower baskets on the theme of “Viva Egypt”, and these became a popular background for snapshots.