Holidays and Closures

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The Consulate General observes both U.S. and Egypt holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Egypt holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Consulate General Dates of Closure

During the year 2016, the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2016
Date Day Holiday Country
31-Dec Thursday New Year’s Day United States
7-Jan Thursday Coptic Christmas Egypt
17-Jan Sunday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday United States
25-Jan Monday Revolution/Police Day Egypt
14-Feb Sunday Presidents’ Day United Sates
25-Apr Monday Sinai Liberation Day Egypt
1-May Sunday Labor Day Egypt
2-May Monday Sham El Nessim  Egypt
29-May Sunday Memorial Day United States
4-Jul Monday Independence Day United States
6 to 7-Jul Wednesday to Thursday Eid El Fitr** Egypt
23-Jul Saturday National Day Egypt
4-Sep Sunday Labor Day United States
10 to 12-Sep Saturday to Monday **Eid-al-Adha Egypt
2-Oct Sunday Islamic New Year* Egypt
6-Oct Thursday Armed Forces Day Egypt
9-Oct Sunday Columbus Day United States
10-Nov Thursday Veterans Day United States
24-Nov Thursday Thanksgiving Day United States


Sunday Moulid El Nabi ** Egypt


Sunday Christmas United States