President of United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan sent a congratulation telegram to president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the 66th anniversary of July 23 revolution.
Revolution Day refers to the public holiday in Egypt on 23 July، the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 which led to the declaration of the modern republic of Egypt، ending the period of the Kingdom of Egypt. It is the biggest secular public holiday in Egypt. This day is considered the national day of Egypt.
Annual celebrations marking the Revolution begin on a preceding evening، as the evening of 22 July 1952 was when the Free Officers Movement led by Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser commenced the military coup d'état that launched the Revolution، and ultimately led to the abdication of King Farouk (the penultimate King of Egypt and Sudan). The public holiday itself is characterized by large and elaborate celebrations، including televised concerts with heavily nationalistic themes، and military parades.