Egyptian Culture

Dates of Significance

National Holidays

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Sinai Liberation Day (25th of April)
  • Sham el-Nessim (Spring Festival) (Varies each year)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Revolution Day (23rd of July)
  • Armed Forces Day (6th of October)

Islamic Dates of Significance

The following dates are based on the Islamic lunar calendar, so their date on the Gregorian calendar varies each year.

  • Ramadan
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Islamic New Year
  • Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Coptic Dates of Significance

Important dates in the Coptic tradition follow the Coptic (Alexandrian) calendar. This calendar is synchronised with the Julian calendar, meaning that Christians around the world generally follow the same dating for important events.

  • Coptic Christmas Day (7th of January)
  • Easter (Varies each year)
  • Coptic New Year (11th of September)


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