Egypt's cabinet designates 25 January a national holiday to mark revolution anniversary, police day

Ahram Online , Thursday 18 Jan 2018

Egypt's cabinet has designated next Thursday, 25 January, a national holiday to mark the seventh anniversary of the 2011 revolution and Egypt's Police Day, state news agency MENA said.

The day will be a paid vacation for employees of both the public and private sectors.

The 18-day 2011 revolution, which broke out on 25 January, ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak and ended his 30-year rule.

Before the revolt, January 25 had been an official holiday celebrating Egyptian police for protecting the Egyptian people.

The day marks resistance by Egyptian police to British occupation forces in Ismailia in 1952.

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