Monday paid holiday for private sector to commemorate Sinai Liberation Day, Sham El-Nessim

Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Apr 2022

Egypt’s Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan said on Tuesday that Monday, 25 April, will be a paid holiday for private sector employees to celebrate the anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day and Sham El-Nessim.

 Sham El-Nessim
A file photo of Egyptians celebrating Sham El-Nessim (Photo by Mai Shaheen)

Employers can have their employees work on that day on the condition they pay the workers extra for working during a public holiday, a statement issued by the minister said.

On Monday, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly declared 25 April a paid holiday for public sector employees.

Egypt celebrates Sinai Liberation Day on 25 April annually, marking the final withdrawal of the Israeli occupation army from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982.

Sham-El-Nessim is an ancient Egyptian festival that falls on the day after Easter Sunday each year.

Minister Saafan also announced that Sunday 1 May will be a paid holiday for private sector employees covered by Labour Law 12 of 2003, on the occasion of Labor Day

PM Madbouly also announced that the period between Saturday 30 April and Thursday 5 May will a paid holiday marking both Labour Day and Eid El-Fitr.

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