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Monday will be public holiday in Egypt to mark Coptic Christmas: PM

Ahram Online , Friday 4 Jan 2019
Egypt
The Nativity of the Christ Cathedral in the New Administrative Capital in Cairo (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Monday will be a public holiday in Egypt to mark Coptic Orthodox Christmas, state news agency MENA reported on Thursday.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said 7 January will be a paid holiday for employees of the country’s private and public sectors.

Coptic Orthodox Christians, who make up a substantial majority of all Christians in the country, celebrate Christmas on 7 January, following the Julian calendar.

Christians make up around 10 percent of Egypt’s population.

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