Opening Hours And Public Holidays

Opening Hours And Public Holidays

Opening Hours And Public Holidays in Egypt may affect your travel schedule so please read this carefully. Most of the open-air historical sites like pyramids, Paranoiac temples, and ancient mosques are usually opened for public visits from 9 in the morning till  5 in the afternoon. Some major historical sites like the Karnak “Sound and Light Show” and Luxor temple in Luxor work till 9 at night.

Most museums work from 9 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon while particularly, Luxor Museum and Luxor Mummification Museum open 2 times a day, the morning session starts at and 09:00 till 14:00 while afternoon session starts at 17:00 till 20:00.

A full work week is generally considered five 8-hour work days in Egypt, from Sunday through Thursday (to a maximum of six full days, which would generally add Saturday as the sixth).

Most Banks open from 8:30 to 14:00 from Sunday to Thursday and some extend working hours till 17:00. While many banks have branches inside most of the hotels in every city in Egypt and usually they offer their services around the clock.

Businesses: from 8:30 to 157:00 from Sunday to Thursday.

Public administration: from 8:30 to 15:00 from Sunday to Thursday.

Public Holidays In Egypt 2019

Day Date Holiday Notes
Monday 07-Jan Coptic Christmas Day
Friday 02-Jan Revolution Day Celebrates the Revolution of 2011
Thursday 25-Apr Sinai Liberation Day Celebrate the Withdrawl Of Israeli Forces From Sinai
Sunday 28-Apr Easter Spring Festival
Wednesday 01-May Labour Day
Wednesday 05-Jun Eid El Fitr
Thursday 06-Jun Eid El Fitr
Friday 07-Jun Eid El Fitr
Sunday 30-Jun Revolution Day ???
Tuesday 23-Jul National Day Celebrates the Revolution of 1952
Monday 12-Aug Eid El Adha
Tuesday 13-Aug Eid El Adha
Wednesday 14-Aug Eid El Adha
Thursday 15-Aug Eid El Adha
Sunday 01-Sep El Hijra Islamic New Year
Sunday 06-Oct Armed Forces Day Celebrates Egypt’s victory in the October War
Sunday 10-Nov Moulid El Nabi Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday

Updated On March 18, 2020