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EGX Market Holidays


Is Egyptian Exchange closed for Islamic New Year?


The stock market closed on Islamic New Year. Islamic New Year is one of the thirty-five market holidays observed by the Egyptian Exchange each year.

The dates on which stock exchanges close differ between regions and do no necessarily align with the typical bank holidays in a given country. In fact, the exact holiday schedules change unpredictable year to year based on a number of factors.

The table below shows the list of passed and future dates on which the Egyptian Exchange was closed or will be closed for Islamic New Year. The available dates range from 2016 to 2022.

When is the next "Islamic New Year"?

The Egyptian Exchange will next observe Coptic Easter on April 19, 2020 which is 1 month from now.

Islamic New Years

Year Holiday Name Observed Date Status
2022 Islamic New Year July 30, 2022 Closed
2021 Islamic New Year August 10, 2021 Closed
2020 Islamic New Year August 20, 2020 Closed
2018 Islamic New Year September 11, 2018 Closed (passed)
2017 Islamic New Year September 21, 2017 Closed (passed)
2016 Islamic New Year October 2, 2016 Closed (passed)

† Indicates the stock exchange is closed on a different day than the official date on which the holiday is typically celebrated. This is typically the case when a holiday falls on a non-business day.

‡ Indicates that the stock exchange has special hours due to a holiday rather than a full closure. Special Hours and Holiday Closures are always taken into account when computing the Opening/Closing Bell Countdown.