CAIRO – 22 January 2022: The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced that banks operating in Egypt will be off on Thursday, Jan. 26.
The CBE elaborated that this holiday comes on the occasion of the anniversary of the January 25 Revolution and the Police Day.
January 26 will be off instead of January 25, which falls on Wednesday.
The January revolution 2011 marked the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak, which then resulted in holding democratic elections the next year.
On the other hand, the 25th of January marks a historic clash between Egyptian police forces and the British Occupation forces in 1952, which was then called “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.