If Egypt were a woman, she would be both highly religious and alluring, despite the fact that she has been marred by so many conflicts since the Biblical times. The Egypt calendar 2013 shows just how much violent her history has been, along with the devotion of its people to Allah.
Christmas – Unusual in the Christendom as it may sound, the Oriental Coptic Orthodox Church deem the nativity of Jesus Christ on this day (using the old calendar).
Monday, 7 January 2013
The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – A sacred festival among the devout Muslim’s and a national holiday (Egypt has a large population of Muslims), this day in the Egypt calendar commemorates the birth of Islam’s greatest prophet and is celebrated as a day to read the Qur’an, to keep in mind the teachings of Muhammad, and to emulate his life.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Thawret 25 Yanāyir
Egyptian Revolution Day – This is the day that marks the beginning of the massive Egyptian revolution that started on January 25, 2011 and ended on June 20, 2012.
Friday, 25 January 2013
Sinai Liberation Day – This day memorializes the withdrawal in 1982 of the last Israeli battalion from the hotly contested Sinai Peninsula.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Labor Day – The Eyptian honor the value of labor and its workforce on this day, just like in other countries with blue collar labor as its backbone.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Lailat al Miraj
Night of Ascension – This day in the Egypt calendar 2013 memorializes the nightlong journey of Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem where, finally, he was purified and ascended to the heavens.
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Evacuation Day – This day memorializes the 1956 withdrawal of all British troops from the country.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Revolution Day – This day commemorates the military coup d’etat that happened on July 23, 1952, led by the Free officers Movement.
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
The End of Ramadan – Fasting is a spiritual requirement among the Muslims, and the end of Ramadan signals the end of cleansing and the beginning of a ‘clean slate.’
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Flooding of the Nile Day – The Nile has been formative not only of Egypt’s food source but also of its civilization. Every year, it overflows as its headwaters from Tigris and Euphrates also overflow. It is only befitting that this annual flooding be celebrated as an important part of Egyptian culture.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Milẖemet Yom HaKipurim
Armed Forces Day – This day in the Egypt calendar 2013 honor’s the country’s Armed Forces when they successfully crossed the Suez Canal during the Yom Kippur War.
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Feast of Sacrifice – The Feast of Sacrifice commemorates the sacrifice that Abraham did in order to obey God; hence, on this day, Muslims help the poor and donate money to the charity. This is celebrated after the Hajj, or the devout’s pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Islamic New Year – Also known as the Muharram, Al Hijra falls on the first day of the month on which the prophet Muhammad made the journey from Mecca to Medina. Despite this seemingly significant event, Al-Hijra does not compare in elaborate rituals and celebrates to that of the Eid ul-Fitr or Eid al-Adha. The devout regard this day as a day of reflection, although some modern Muslims exchange greeting cards to celebrate the occasion.
Monday, 4 November 2013
Have a Happy Egypt Holidays in 2013..!