CAIRO - 18 January 2023: Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa announced next Thursday, 26 January, a paid holiday for employees at the public and private sectors on the anniversary of Police Day and the 2011 Revolution anniversary.
The decision applies to employees at ministries, government facilities, public authorities, local administration units, public sector companies, and private companies, said a statement by the Cabinet on Wednesday.
The holiday will take place on Thursday instead of Wednesday.
The 25th of January marks a historic clash between Egyptian police forces and the British Occupation forces in 1952, which was called then “Ismailia Battle.”
It took place when the Egyptian police officers refused to hand over their weapons, and evacuate the Ismailia governorate’s building.
The incident left 50 martyrs and 80 injured among Egyptian police officers.
The massacre was the spark of the revolution that ended the monarchy in Egypt on July 23 of the same year.
Meanwhile, the January revolution in 2011 marks the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak, which then resulted in holding democratic elections the next year.