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
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.