On Tuesday, Egypt’s Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, said the private sector will be granted a two-day holiday on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.
In the same context, Saafan announced that May 1st is a paid holiday for the private sector on the occasion of Workers’ Day.
In a statement, Saafan added that companies have the right to ask employees to work during this period on job requirements but are still legally obliged to pay double-time to those who work during a holiday.
The National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics (NRIAG) asserted on Wednesday that this Ramadan will be a 30-day-month according to the results of the institute’s latest astronomical studies.
Therefore, the beginning of Eid Al-Fitr will be on May 2nd, and its prayer will be at 5:37 in Cairo time.