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Egyptian banks to take Sunday and Monday off for Easter, Sham El-Nessim: C. bank

Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Apr 2018
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Central Bank of Egypt's headquarters is seen in downtown Cairo (Reuters)
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The Central Bank of Egypt has designated the coming Sunday and Monday as official holidays for the banking sector, Al-Ahram Arabic reported on Tuesday.

Coptic Orthodox Christians -- who comprise a substantial majority of Christian worshippers in Egypt -- will celebrate Easter this Sunday.

Monday marks the traditional Egyptian spring holiday of Sham El-Nassim, which is often celebrated with family outings to parks or other outdoor excursions. It falls on the Monday after Easter and is a public holiday.

The Egyptian stock exchange also announced that the market will halt operations for the two days and will resume operations on Tuesday.




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