|Eid el Fitr is an Islamic feast celebrated after the end of
the fasting month of Ramadan. It is considered a reward for Muslims who
struggled through Ramadan and achieved a whole month fasting.
Eid El Fitr is a 3 day feast in which people have an official holiday
in Egypt. Muslims start the celebrations by going to the mosques to
perform a special prayer call the Feast holiday after sunrise where men
women and children listen to a religious speech in which Imam usually
reminds Muslims of the virtues and good deeds they should do to friends,
relatives, neighbors and even strangers during Eid el Fetr and throughout
After the prayers Egyptians usually visit families and offer sweets
made specially for this occasion called the feast sweets or Kahk. Bisuits
are also made in multiple flavors either at home or at candy shops which
consider this occasion a profitable one because although most people used
to bake Kahk themselves, nowadays many Egyptians buy the sweets from
Family visits are considered a must on the first day of the Eid so they
have the rest of days to enjoy by going to parks, cinemas, theatres or the
beaches. Some like to go on tours or Nile cruise. Sharm El Sheikh is
considered a favorite spot for spending holidays is Egypt.
Eid El Fitr is indeed a time for celebration but it is also a time for
sharing as there is a special charity in the Eid called the "Sadaka"
or the Eid el Fitr Charity which is paid by every Muslim before the end of
Ramadan and given to the poor to be able to buy new clothes and kahk
during the feast.
In Egypt People like to celebrate with others so apart from the crowded
streets you are likely to have fun if you spend your holiday during Eid el
Fitrs in Egypt.
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