15-20 June paid holiday for Eid Al-Adha in Egypt

Ahram Online , Monday 10 Jun 2024

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that public employees will take a six-day break from Saturday 15 June to Thursday 20 June to celebrate the Muslim feast of Eid Al-Adha.

Eid Al-Adha
An Egyptian street vendor sells balloons as Muslims gather to perform the Eid Al-Adha morning prayer outside al-Sedik mosque in the northeastern suburb of Sheraton in the capital Cairo. AFP

 

This holiday applies to employees in ministries, government institutions, public authorities, local administration units, public companies, and public enterprise sectors, according to a cabinet statement.

The Ministry of Labour is expected to announce the Eid Al-Adha holiday for private-sector employees.

The four-day Al-Adha feast, which falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, starts on Sunday.

It is one of the two religious holidays in Islam, along with Eid Al-Fitr, marks the end of the holy month of fasting, Ramadan.

Muslims in Egypt will attend the Eid Al-Adha prayers at 6:16am Cairo Local Time.

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