Egypt’s Minister of Manpower and Immigration Mohamed Safaan said that Sunday January 7 is a full paid vacation day for private sector workers on occasion of the Eastern Orthodox Christmas.
He also took the opportunity to congratulate Egypt’s Coptic Christians on Christmas.
Safaan said that business owners may make an employee work during this day, but would in that case have to pay double the amount the employee is usually remunerated.
The ministry said that it has informed all its departments across the country to follow the decision in all workplaces and companies.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm