Highlights: Major Events
Moulid al-Nabi (Maulid-ur Rasul)
31 March This major religious festival celebrates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (s.w.a.), and is an occasion for street festivities, processions and other related events.
9 – 10 April This traditional event follows Coptic Easter and is a national (if unofficial) holiday, when the Egyptians celebrate the arrival of spring with a get-together, usually with picnics and long dinners.
Maal Hijrah (Islamic New Year)
Maulid-ur Rasul (Prophet’s Birthday)
Coptic Easter Monday
Sinai’s Liberation Day
National Day (Revolution Day)
Armed Forces Day
14 – 17 October
19 – 22 December