File photo: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Reuters
“On this day in the blessed month of Ramadan every year, we mark the anniversary of the victories of 10 Ramadan, which remind us of the greatest meanings of redemption, sacrifice, and patriotism,” El-Sisi wrote on Facebook on Monday.
“I extend my warmest congratulations and greetings to the Egyptian people on the occasion of this glorious anniversary,” he added.
“I pray to God to keep Egypt proud, strong, and capable of overcoming difficulties, and to guide its people to the paths of love and peace,” the president wrote.
First Lady Entissar El-Sisi also congratulated the people, saying the Armed Forces' victory on that day “will remain an inspiring lesson that reflects the Egyptian military’s genius in conquering the impossible.”
Egypt won the 6 October 1973 War against Israel. The victory paved the way for the return of the occupied Sinai Peninsula to Egypt after the Camp David Peace Accords were signed with Israel in 1979.
While the state celebrates the anniversary of the war on both the Hijri and Gregorian calendars, citizens only take the annual Gregorian anniversary of the war on 6 October as a national holiday.