An Egyptian cabinet decision issued on Sunday has made Thursday a public holiday to commemorate the 30 June mass protests which led to the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, with all museums to admit locals and foreigners free of charge for the day.
The decision, made by Egypt Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, stipulates that Thursday 30 June will be a paid day off for many governmental employees, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported.
However, the day off is not applicable for schools and universities, where students are currently taking exams.
On 30 June 2013, millions of citizens hit the streets to protest the rule of Morsi, who was elected one year earlier. Morsi was removed from office on 3 July before facing trial on various charges and has been incarcerated ever since.