Egyptian Cabinet announces 19-24 July paid holidays on Eid Al-Adha



Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - 08:17 GMT


Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - 08:17 GMT

FILE - Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli

FILE - Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli

CAIRO – 14 July 2021: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli issued a decree announcing 19-24 July as paid holidays for public sector employees on the occasion of Muslim’s Eid Al-Adha and the 23rd of July Revolution.

The decision is applied for employees at ministries, governmental institutions, public authorities, local administration units, public sector companies and public business sector companies.

Exams, however, will continue according to the previously planned schedule, according to Madbouli’s decision.

Workers in the private sector will also have a paid holiday starting from Monday July 19 to Thursday July 22, as per an official decision by the prime minister.

Eid Al-Adha is the most significant feast for Muslims worldwide, as it marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca.

The Adha honors the day when Prophet Ibrahim -peace be upon him- was ordered to sacrifice his son, Ismael, and because of his obedience, God substituted Ismael with a ram, and this day has become a feast for Muslims since that day.

“And We have ransomed you with a mighty sacrifice” - Qur’an 37:107

In Islam, the sacrificed animal during Al-Adha is divided into parts, in order for the animal’s owner to be able to give a share of the meat to the needy people.



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