File Photo: Egyptian air force jets fly over Tahrir Square in Cairo on October 6, 2011 during a ceremony marking the 38th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli war of October 1973. On October 6, 1973, on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, an Arab military coalition led by Egypt and Syria launched a simultaneous surprise attack in the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights, territories occupied by Israel since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. AFP
CBE said that banks operating in Egypt will be back to work on Sunday 8 October.
On 27 September, the Egyptian cabinet announced that this Thursday will be a paid holiday for public sector employees in light of the anniversary of the Armed Forces Day, which falls this year on Friday of the current week.
The country will celebrate on 6 October the 50th anniversary of its victory against Israel under the leadership of late President Anwar El-Sadat.