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.