Egyptian cabinet announces Eid holiday for government, public sectors

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 Jul 2015

Eid Al-Fitr, a religious feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan

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Eid Al-Fitr's celebrations on Tahrir square (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

Egypt's Premier, Ibrahim Mahlab, issued a decision on Tuesday granting the ministries and government sectors four days for the holiday, which will take place from Friday, 17 July until Monday, 20 July.

A brief statement by the council announced that the public sector will receive a three-day holiday, starting Friday.

Meanwhile, spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower, Haitham Saadeddin, said that workers in the private sector will receive a fully-paid holiday for the first two days of Eid.

Eid Al-Fitr, or 'the festival to break the fast,' is a three-day religious feast that marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan.

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