Egypt announces Sunday, June 30, official paid holiday on anniversary of revolution



Mon, 24 Jun 2024 - 09:32 GMT


Mon, 24 Jun 2024 - 09:32 GMT

CAIRO – 24 June 2024: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that Sunday, June 30, will be an official paid holiday on the anniversary of the June 30 Revolution.

The paid holiday includes workers in ministries, government departments, public bodies, local administration units, public sector companies, and public business sector companies, according to the Prime Minister’s decision.

11 years ago, president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, then-defense minister of Egypt, announced the ousting of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated President, after a year in power, as per the calls of millions of protesters.

In a statement on behalf of the Egyptian Armed Forces on 3 July 2013, Sisi announced a roadmap agreed upon “with some of the symbols of national and political forces as well as youth, without exclusion or segregation of anyone.”

Sisi read out loud the opening remarks of the Armed Forces’ statement, stressing that the army “could never turn a deaf ear or a blind eye to the movement and call of the masses of the Egyptian people.”

This roadmap announcement has changed Egypt’s political future and preceded Sisi’s candidacy for the presidency.

The announcement has concluded the 30 June 2013 Revolution, which Sisi has described as “the day when the great people of Egypt rose up, rebelling against those who wanted to take their homeland, rejecting injustice, sectarianism and tyranny.”

Celebrating the June 30 revolution, anniversary in 2023, Sisi stressed that the Egyptian people set an example for patriotism during the June 30 revolution. On his official Facebook page, Sisi said the Egyptian people set a perfect example, with the glorious June 30th revolution, of the sense of belonging and attachment to the homeland and its identity.

The president added that the Egyptians proved they are stronger than what their enemies have imagined and more powerful than those who thought they can undermine our homeland with their black terror.

A dear salutation to the people of Egypt, its army and police, and to all those who are working and are successful in all fields.

I renew my covenant with you on this dear commemoration and emphasize that Egypt will never give up the victories and achievements it has realized on the ground, which are emanating from its will in the various fields in life, despite all challenges and crises. I pray Allah Almighty to grant us success and guide us on the path of goodness and correctness.







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