Seasonal Holidays in Egypt

Seasonal Holidays in Egypt

The Major Seasonal Holidays in Egypt

Egypt is one of the countries that celebrates many Seasonal Holidays. Most of Egypt festivals are basically based on religions or victorious historical facts. In fact, the country majority is Muslims, which makes many Seasonal Holidays in Egypt come from the history and believes of Islam Religion. Besides, almost 5% of Egypt population is Christians who are sharing Muslims their happiness moments and feasts. In addition the Christians have their own Holidays and festivals too.

Ramadan Egypt

Eid Al Fitr and Ramadan Seasonal Holiday in Egypt

List of Seasonal Holidays in Egypt

Eid Al Adha

Eid al Adha is a national holiday. The general public has the day off, and schools and most businesses are closed.
Muslims sacrifice an animal on Eid al Adha to show their devotion to Allah. The holiday is based on a story from the Quran that Christians and Jews are also familiar with.
Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim, also known as Abraham in Christianity and Judaism willingness’s to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as Allah commanded. It is one of the most important holidays in Islam.

History of Eid Al Adha

The holiday, which typically lasts three to four days and is celebrated by millions of Muslims worldwide, begins on the 10th day of the Muslim calendar lunar month of Dhul-Hijja, during the time of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

It is one of two major Muslim holidays celebrated around the world each year, the other being Eid al-Fitr, or “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” which commemorates the end of Ramadan.

Eid Al Fitr Seasonal Holiday in Egypt

Eid al-Fitr is on of the Islamic festival that commemorates the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting during which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk every day. It is the first time Muslims can eat during the day after fasting for the entire month of Ramadan. The Arabic phrase “Eid al-Fitr” literally translates to “festival of breaking the fast.”

Eid al-Fitr is observed during the first three days of the lunar month of Shawwal which is the tenth month of the Muslims Lunar calendar. This means that the timing of Eid al-Fitr (and Ramadan) varies from year to year because it is determined by the lunar cycle. It does not begin until the new moon is visible, so it begins at different times for different Muslims around the world. Some Muslims, however, prefer to celebrate Eid al-Fitr when the new moon first appears over Mecca rather than in their own locations.

Ramadan Egypt

Ramadan at night in Egypt

Coptic Orthodox Christmas in Egypt

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christians celebrate The holiday of Christmas on Friday, almost two weeks later than the rest of Christendom.

The orthodox churches of Russia, Ethiopia, Serbia, and Ukraine are the major ones that join Egypt’s Orthodox Copts in celebrating Christmas on January 7.

Egypt’s Christian community is one of the world’s oldest, accounting for 10% of the country’s predominantly Muslim population. The majority of Christians in the country are Orthodox, with small Catholic and Anglican communities.

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Egyptian Christmas Seasonal Holiday in Egypt

Coptic Orthodox Easter in egypt

Egypt celebrates Easter in two different ways reflects how Egyptian life style looks like;

First celibration of the Easter is the religious feast where the Coptic Christians of Egypt observe the ritual at the Coptic Christian Churches in the city of Cairo, and this was founded by Saint Mark; On the other hand all Egyptian people Muslims and Christians celebrate the arrival of spring Season which what the pharaohs long time ago named it  Sham El Nessim.

Easter in Seasonal holiday Egypt

Milad Un Nabi – Mouled El Naby

The Islamic Prophet Muhammad was born on Eid-e-Milad. It is an important day for Muslims all over India because it reminds them of the kindness, compassion, and teachings of the Holy Prophet. The teachings of Prophet Muhammad have proven to be beneficial to the community.

6 of October Victory Holiday

In 1973 the Egyptians proved to the whole world that they are capable of making and achieving miracles. In fact, on this year 6 of October at 2pm, the Egyptian Military attacked the Israeli forces in Sinai. This was after Israeli innovation in 1967. So, After 6 years Egyptians managed to bring the land of Sinai peninsula back to the Egyptian territories. Since then, this date became one of the main public and seasonal holidays in Egypt.

Labor Day in Egypt Seasonal Holiday in Egypt

Labor Day in Egypt is also called by many Egyptians as May Day and International Workers’ Day. Many countries around the world observe it as a public holiday. It is usually celebrated on May 1, but some countries observe it on other dates.

Related FAQ

What do they call the Christmas holiday in Egypt?

Since All Egyptian people use the Arabic language as the main and national language of the country; The Egyptians give Christmas an Arabic name Eid Al Milad Al Majid which means the Great feast of the Christ Birth.

Does Egypt have a lot of seasonal holidays?

Most o Egypt holidays are based on religious Muslims and Christian events. the famous ones are Eid Al Adha, Eid Al Fitr, and Christmas. On the other hand, there are other seasonal holidays in Egypt such as the Easter, Prophet Mohamed Birth and the Hijry Calendar beginning.

What holidays did ancient Egypt celebrate?

Ancient Egyptians celebrated many events and the most famous feast were:

  • First of the Ancient Egyptian Year Calendar
  • God Thoth feast
  • God Sokar Feast
  • Obet Feast
What is the most important holiday in Egypt?

Eid Al Adha, Fitr Muslim Feasts and Coptic Christian Feast are the most important seasonal holidays in Egypt

What are national holidays in Egypt?

Victory of Sinai is the major National Seasonal Holiday in Egypt. It's on October 6th every year.

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