The cabinet agreed during a session wednesday under prime minister mostafa madbouli on a republican draft resolution on pardoning some prisoners on the occasion of the armed forces day on october 6. In egypt armed forces day is celebrated on 6 october the date on which the october war of 1973 began with the egyptian armys successful crossing of the suez canal that culminated in the capture of the bar lev line.
Armed forces day is on the 279th day of 2019.
Armed forces day egypt. In an attempt to regain the territory egyptian president anwar sadat carried out a surprise attack on 6 october 1973. Armed forces day in egypt falls on october 6 each year and celebrates the october war in 1973 when egyptian and syrian armies launched a joint attack to retake their territories. This day is to remind the people of the bravery and sacrifices made by the military to recapture their land that taken by israel.
The central security forces comes under the control of the ministry of interior. History of armed forces day during the six day war with israel in june 1967 egypt had lost control of the sinai peninsula. Armed forces day in 2019 is on the sunday 6th of oct 10062019.
It is a day off for the general population and schools and most businesses are closed. The egyptian armed forces are the state military organisation responsible for the defense of egypt. They consist of the egyptian army egyptian navy egyptian air force and egyptian air defense forces.
In addition egypt maintains 397000 paramilitary troops. List of dates for other years. Is armed forces day a public holiday.
Armed forces day public holiday observed in egypt on october 6 celebrating the day in 1973 when combined egyptian and syrian military forces launched a surprise attack on israel and crossed into the sinai peninsula which marked the beginning of the october yom kippur war. During the six day war of 1967 egypt syria. The 6th of october of every year marks the armed forces day in egypt where egyptians celebrate the egyptian armys victorious endeavor in traversing the suez canal and eventually the capturing of the israeli bar lev line in the october war of 1973.
This war was fought to re take the sinai peninsula from israel. The cabinet meanwhile reviewed a report on the activities of the training and. Armed forces day 2018 and 2019.
There are 86 days left in the year. Armed forces day is a public holiday. Armed forces day in egypt is observed every 6 october as the anniversary of the successful crossing of the suez canal by egyptian forces during the october war of 1973.