Published On: January 12, 2012 - الخميس 19 صفر 1433

Military Officially Made January 25 as Egypt Revolution National Day

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Egypt will celebrate the uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak, and make January 25 an official national holiday, a member of the ruling military council said on Wednesday (11 / 1).

“The armed forces will hold a big celebration on January 25 next along with the important events that occurred on that date,” said General Ismail Etman.

January 25 – when protesters took to the streets across the country to call for democratic change and the fall of the Mubarak regime – will now be considered a “national day,” he added.

Etman explains the 18-day revolution last year as “the biggest and greatest event” in the contemporary history of Egypt, and together with the revolution of July 23, 1952, led by military officers that ended the monarchy in Egypt.

According Etman, the three main celebrations will mark the revolution, symbolized by the protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 25.

“The celebrations will be as important as the anniversary October 6, 1973, Egypt’s victory against Israel and July 23, 1952 revolution that toppled the monarchy,” said Etman.

One celebration will actually be done by the youth in Tahrir Square, while the second will be an official event and the third will be held by the employer on February 10, he said.

The armed forces will organize the parade, with fighter demos and displays of fireworks and military helicopters will come down to give a gift certificate in 19 governorates.

In addition, all leaders of the armed forces who witnessed the revolution in January also will be honored, Etman added.

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Military Officially Made January 25 as Egypt Revolution National Day