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Banks across Egypt to close for two days due to Labor Day and Easter holidays

The Central Bank of Egypt has announced that all banks operating in Egypt will be closed on the occasion of Labor Day and Sham al-Nessim, starting from Sunday, May 5 until Monday, May 6.

In a press release, the Central Bank of Egypt added that banking services will resume on Tuesday morning, May 7.


A long weekend

Egyptians can look forward to another long weekend after the six-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, as a four-day extended break begins today, Thursday.

The Egyptian government has decided to grant public sector employees paid time off on May 5-6 to celebrate Labor Day and Sham al-Nessim.

The Ministry of Labor has also made the same decision for the private sector.

This holiday falls after the two-day weekend (Friday and Saturday), bringing the total length of the break to four days.

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