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Holidays

Year 2014 Holiday Schedule

In 2014, the Embassy will close in observance of American and Egyptian holidays as follows:

New Year’s Day

American

Wednesday

Jan 1

Coptic Christmas

Egyptian

Tuesday

Jan 7

Moulid El Nabi**

Egyptian

Monday

Jan 13

Martin Luther King’s Birthday

American

Sunday

Jan 19

Revolution/Police Day*

Egyptian

Saturday

Jan 25

President’s Day

American

Sunday

Feb 16

Sham El Nessim

Egyptian

Monday

April 21

Sinai Liberation Day*

Egyptian

Friday

April 25

Labor Day

Egyptian

Thursday

May 1

Memorial Day

American

Sunday

May 25

Independence Day

American

Thursday

July 3

National Day

Egyptian

Wednesday

July 23

Eid El Fitr**

Egyptian

Mon/Tues

July 28-29

Labor Day

American

Sunday

August 31

Eid El Adha**

Egyptian

Fri/Sat/Sun

Oct. 3-5

Armed Forces Day

Egyptian

Monday

Oct. 6

Columbus Day

American

Sunday

Oct. 12

Islamic New Year**

Egyptian

Saturday

Oct. 25

Veterans Day

American

Tuesday

Nov. 11

Thanksgiving Day

American

Thursday

Nov. 27

Christmas Day

American

Thursday

Dec. 25

*The Embassy will consider moving the observance date of local holidays falling on weekends or otherwise in the event that the Egyptian Government issues decisions mandating that both the public and private sector change the observance date of a local holiday.

**Dates of Islamic holidays are subject to the sighting of the moon and may vary from the above projected dates.