The minister ot tourism of Egypt, Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour confirmed that the sale of alcohol is going to be forbidden during the Islamic holidays.
The decision notes an enlargement of the long standing ban on the sale of intoxicating liquor in the time of the holy month of Ramadan.
Based on statements from Egyptian state news, Egyptians are no longer going to be able to buy alcoholic beverages in the time of the 4 other major Islamic holidays.
Islamic precepts state the consumption of alcohol is strictly banned at each time.
The selling of alcohol is now going to be forbidden during the Islamic New Year, the holiday commemorating the Israa and Me’rag, Prophet Mohamed’s birthday and the day of Arafa.
It is also known that Abdel-Nour’s decision has been made out of respect for “the feelings of Muslims.”