Egyptians to take paid holiday Thursday instead of Tuesday to mark 6 October War victory: PM

Ahram Online , Thursday 1 Oct 2020

Mostafa Madbouly
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said Thursday, 8 October, will be a fully paid day off in commemoration of the 6 October War victory.

The decision applies to public and private sector workers and municipal and public business sector employees.

The 6 October anniversary marks Egypt’s victory in the 1973 War against Israel.

In June, the government decided to make Thursday a day off instead of any week-day holiday to "give citizens a chance to have a long weekend."

Cabinet spokesman Nader Saad said this approach will apply to all national holidays in the coming period, except for Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha and Christmas.

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