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Holidays

Year 2015 Holiday Schedule

In 2015, the Embassy will close in observance of American and Egyptian holidays as follows:

New Year’s Day

American

Thursday

Jan.1

Moulid El Nabi**

Egyptian

Saturday

Jan.3

Coptic Christmas

Egyptian

Wednesday

Jan.7

Martin Luther King’s Birthday

American

Sunday

Jan.18

Revolution/Police Day

Egyptian

Sunday

Jan.25

President’s Day

American

Sunday

Feb.15

Sham El Nessim

Egyptian

Monday

April13

Sinai Liberation Day*

Egyptian

Saturday

April25

Labor Day*

Egyptian

Friday

May1

Memorial Day

American

Sunday

May24

Independence Day

American

Sunday

July5

Eid El Fitr**

Egyptian

Fri/Sat

July17-18

National Day

Egyptian

Thursday

July23

Labor Day

American

Sunday

Sept.6

Eid El Adha**

Egyptian

Tues/Wed/Thurs

Sept.22-24

Armed Forces Day

Egyptian

Tuesday

Oct.6

Columbus Day

American

Sunday

Oct.11

Islamic New Year**

Egyptian

Wednesday

Oct.14

Veterans Day

American

Wednesday

Nov.11

Thanksgiving Day

American

Thursday

Nov.26

Christmas Day

American

Thursday

Dec.24

*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.