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Thursday is official holiday for both public and private sector: PM

Eid will fall on Sunday and last for three days, while Thursday will mark the 30 June holiday

Ahram Online , Thursday 22 Jun 2017
Sherif Ismail
File Photo: Egypt's newly chosen Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (Reuters)
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Next Thursday, the 29 June, will be an official holiday for both the public and private sector in Egypt, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced on Thursday.

The day off will mark the 30 June Revolution holiday, which this year falls on a Friday.

Employees in ministries, governmental authorities, the public sector and other state-‎owned institutions, as well as in the private sector, will take the day off.

‎"This leave does not apply to all examinations in schools, institutes and universities, ‎as those will continue in accordance with the previously announced deadlines," the ‎prime ministerial decision reads. ‎

The 30 June was made a public holiday in 2014, marking the day in 2013 when massive protests took place against then-president Mohamed Morsi, who was subsequently ousted.

This Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan will start on Sunday 25 June and last for three days; all three days are holidays for the ‎public sector, while banks and the private sector will be off for the first two days only.

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