Let’s face it, life is hectic, whether you’re working in a bank or show biz. No matter how passionate you are about your job, at some point it’ll drain you and all you’ll be wishing for is a day off. But since the human race is always craving for more, we tend to get excited about long weekends and holidays. That’s why a lot of people, travelers in particular, master the art of bridging. This upcoming week, seemed like the perfect bridge, offered to us on a silver platter. Or at least, that’s what we all thought. 

As you all know, next week marks the Islamic feast of Eid Al Adha. But after making plans here and there, thinking it was a 9-day long holiday, our beach fantasies went down the drain. Apparently, we’re all going back to our jobs on Wednesday the 14th. Well, maybe not all of us. Let us help you catch up.

Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, announced earlier that Eid Al Adha holiday will be from Saturday the 10th to Wednesday the 14th for the public sector. On the other hand, the Ministry of Manpower announced that the supposedly four-day holiday will end on the 13th for the private sector. The same goes for banks as per a decision by the Central Bank of Egypt.

And that’s just a small example of how life can be unfair. Our hearts go out to all of those who thought they might be lucky enough to spend the entire week in Sahel or Gouna. At least you’ll get to spend a few days in paradise, but then you’ll have to wake up; adulthood awaits.