The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced Eid Adha and 23 July anniversary holidays for the banking sector will be four days, from 19 to 22 July.
Banks will reopen on Sunday 25 July after the Friday and Saturday weekend.
On Tuesday, Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced a fully paid four-day holiday from 19 to 24 July marking Eid Al-Adha and the 23 July 1952 Revolution anniversary for the employees in both the public and private sectors.
Eid Al-Adha is one of the two religious holidays in Islam, which falls on the 10th day of Dhu Al-Hijjah, the 12th month on the Islamic calendar.
It 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.