Minister of Manpower Mohamed Safaan said that Thursday April 25 is a full paid vacation day for private sector workers to mark the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day.
Safaan said in a statement on Monday that employees may work on that day and be compensated with double their salary.
The Manpower Ministry instructed its directorates in different governorates to notify companies and businesses about the holiday.
Sinai Liberation Day is celebrated in Egypt on 25 April each year، marking the withdrawal of Israeli military forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982 following the 1979 Camp David peace accords that followed Egypt’s victory in the 1973 war against Israel.
25 April is a public holiday for both public and private sector workers.