Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly
Egypt’s Prime Minister issued a decree on Tuesday that the period from Monday 19 July to Saturday 24 July will be an official holiday marking Eid Al-Adha and the July 23 Revolution anniversary.
The fully paid holiday will be given to all employees of the public and private sectors.
According to the premier’s official statement, exams will run as previously scheduled.
Eid Al-Adha is one of the two religious holidays in Islam, which falls on the tenth day of Dhu Al-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar.
Eid Al-Adha marks the beginning of the annual hajj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.
The eid is celebrated over four days.