Egypt National Day Date: July 23
National Day is a public holiday in Egypt.
Egypt National day, also known as Revolution Day is to commemorate the establishment of a republic government in the country. It is celebrated every July 23rd, to remember the same day in 1952, when republic was first formulated after the overthrow of monarchy. It is an important annual national holiday for the country to remember hard-fought battle to reclaim their freedom, and the successful end of the revolution by completely abolishing the constitutional monarchy.
Egypt National Day History
The entire nation and Egyptians across the world come together on this day, every year to remember the 1952 Revolution, when a group of young army officers formed the “Free Officer’s Movement” led by Muhammed Naguib, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Abdel Hakim Amer and Anwar Al Sadat. They went about to depose the autocratic and pro-British monarch King Farouk I, thus abolishing the last constitutional monarchy and finally establishing a nationalist government in Egypt. Naguib subsequently became the first president of the republic nation. Egypt became a great example for its bloodless independence struggle and inspired many African nations to follow the same.
The revolution changed the face of Egypt dramatically allowing free trade, restoration of civil rights and a fair democratic government. The economy of the country flourished immensely. The National day of July 23rd is a public holiday for the entire nation to remember the reinstatement of people’s absolute rights, although Egypt obtained its independence from the British in 1922.
Egypt National Day Traditions and Activities
People all over Egypt celebrate this day every year by having national parades and musical and dance performances in the country’s capital, Cairo and also by singing patriotic songs. The constitution of the country also comes together to delegate international treaties and extend their relationship with the other countries of the world, discuss the country’s performance, progress and peace on this day.