Egypt s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. Photo courtesy of Egyptian cabinet Facebook page.
A cabinet statement said on Tuesday that the decision applies to ministries, government authorities, public institutions, local administrative bodies and public and private sector companies.
Since 2020, the Egyptian government has pushed public holidays – except for Eid El-Fitr, Eid El-Adha, and Coptic Christmas – to Thursdays whenever they fall on a weekday to give citizens a chance to have a long weekend.
This is not the case this year. Saturday is already a day off for many private and public sector workers, however, some institutions work on that day.
The holiday marks the 70th anniversary of the 23 July Revolution in 1952, which turned the country from a hereditary monarchy into a republic.