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Thursday 29 October paid holiday for public sector workers in Moulid El-Nabi

The Prophet’s birthday is a holiday widely celebrated in Egypt and across the Islamic world

Ahram Online , Friday 23 Oct 2020
Al Mawlid Al Nabawi
File Photo: Egyptian women decorate traditional sugar statuettes in the capital Cairo on November 2, 2019, ahead of celebrations of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed's birthday, known as "Al Mawlid Al Nabawi" AFP
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Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued a decision on Friday declaring Thursday 29 October a paid day off for the public sector in Egypt on the occasion of Moulid El-Nabi, or the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.

The Prophet’s birthday is a holiday widely celebrated across Egypt and the Islamic world.

The observance of the birthday of the prophet is commemorated on the 12th of Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.

Egyptians celebrate the event with special sweets.

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