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Facts about Egypt at Christmas

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Christmas in Egypt has a different taste, not only the streets’ decorations with the lights, Christmas trees, and Cheerful colors.

In Egypt, Chrismas is amazing as it has some different facts than Christmas in any other country with so special religious rites.

To know more about Christmas in Egypt and its amazing facts, you have to keep reading this blog.

Christmas date in Egypt

The first fact you need to know about Christmas in Egypt is that the Egyptian Christians celebrate Christmas on a different date than the other countries.

they celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January every year with special prayers in the church.

Fasting days before Christmas

The second fact is that the Orthodox Christians in Egypt start to fast for a period of 43 days starting from the 25th of Nov before celebrating christ’s birth on the 7th of Jan.

This fasting includes mainly vegan meals and excludes any meat, chicken, or dairy products, but this long period of fasting will lead to a very big and delicious meal from the amazing Egyptian food on Christmas eve.

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How Egyptians spend their Christmas Eve

Here is your third fact which is Christmas eve in Egypt is totally different, Christians celebrate it in the churches to have a special liturgy, this happens in the churches located all over Egypt and at the same time. These prayers start usually from 10.30 pm and continue until midnight.

Special Egyptian food in Christmas 

After the end of the prayers, everyone goes to their home and prepare their stomach for a very big and yummy meal that contains all kinds of food that were forbidden in the Advent fast.

One famous dish from Egyptian Christmas food is the “Fata” which is kind of a lamp soup with some rice, bread, red sauce with garlic, and of course the lamp meat, besides all the delicious Egyptian food.

In the morning they start visiting the families and friends and taking the feast sweats with them.

Egyptians have a special kind of sweats that made on any holiday, which is “Kahk and biscuits” and many items made specifically for the celebration of the feast. 

Not only the Christians made these kinds of sweats, but all the Egyptians also made these sweats as a tradition to celebrate their feasts.

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Christmas gathers all Egyptians

The most important fact is that Christmas is the only religious feast that gathers all Egyptians to celebrate it together.

At Christmas time you will find all the malls and public places have Christmas decoration especially the Christmas tree.

This is because ُEgyptians count the celebration of Christmas is a celebration of a new year based on the Gregorian calendar, which is applied all over the world.

All these facts about Christmas in Egypt will give you a great chance to try celebrating Christmas in a different way and to learn about the customs and traditions of other countries.

In Egypt, your Christmas is more fun and completely different, start your arrangments for Egypt Christmas Tours now.

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