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Eid el Fitr in Egypt

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Eid el Fitr a Public Holiday?

Eid el Fitr is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Eid el Fitr

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Eid el Fitr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010ThuSep 9Eid el FitrNational holiday
2011TueAug 30Eid el FitrNational holiday
2012SunAug 19Eid el FitrNational holiday
2013ThuAug 8Eid el FitrNational holiday
2014MonJul 28Eid el FitrNational holiday
2015FriJul 17Eid el FitrNational holiday
2016ThuJul 7Eid el FitrNational holiday
2017MonJun 26Eid el FitrNational holiday
2018FriJun 15Eid el FitrNational holiday
2019WedJun 5Eid el FitrNational holiday
2020SunMay 24Eid el FitrNational holiday

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