Holidays in Egypt have many classifications. There are a set of public holidays celebrated by the entire population. There are four Islamic holidays and two Christian holidays.
The following holidays are celebrated across the country, with the government offices and ministries closed. These holidays are either national secular holidays or important religious holidays.
Some government-related offices, including most universities, are also closed on the Coptic Orthodox date of Epiphany, 19 January.
The following days are public holidays but the date on which each occurs varies, according to its corresponding Coptic or Islamic calendar, and thus has no set date. In order in which they occur:
These holidays are widely celebrated, yet government offices, public institutions and ministries remain open.
||New Year's Day
||The New Year according to the Gregorian calendar
||Celebrates all Egypt's sportsmen
||Celebrates all mothers
||Evacuation Day (Eid el-Galaa)
||Celebrates the final withdrawal of all British forces from Egypt on this date in 1956.
||Flooding of the Nile (Wafaa Elnil)
||Celebrates the beginning of the Nile floods
||Egyptian Naval Day
||Celebrates the sinking by the Egyptian Navy of the Israeli destroyer Eilat in 1967
||Suez Day / Popular Resistance Day
||Celebrates the resistance of local citizens in Suez during the October War.
||Celebrates the ending of the Tripartite Aggression in 1956.