With the holy month of Ramadan approaching, we can’t help but get excited. Preparations are already in order, people are getting all hyped up, and the spiritual, joyous atmosphere has started to float everywhere.
Egypt has always had a different flavor during the holy month. Here’s why:
1- Famous Ramadan Decorations
In the streets, inside shops and malls, in the entrance of every building, and even inside every home. If it weren’t for these decorations spreading out and the fawanees hanging in every corner of the country, you wouldn’t feel the holy spirit the same.
2- The People
Ever got stuck in traffic when it was time for Iftar? If you have, then you would know how you can never miss breaking your fast on the streets of Egypt. Egyptians tend to be helpful this time of year, with their dates, juice, and water right to your rescue.
3- The Television
Who doesn’t wait for Mosalsalat Ramadan every year? Even if we hate the long ad breaks, we still long to following a number of series. Even those ads, we still love them, wait for them, and have them all memorized by the end of the month.
4- El Madfa3
Ever since the Hijri year 859, the blasting Ramadan cannon signaling time for Iftar has been one of the most unique rituals. Did you know it originated from Egypt?
5- The Food
Egyptians are already known for their good food. In Ramadan, the cooking efforts are doubled up. You could smell the delicious food whiffs filling up the streets. Moreover, every year patisseries come up with different and unique desserts to complete the perfect Iftar and even Sohour experience.
6- Ramadan Nights
Regardless of the associated hashtag, Ramadan nights are actually essential in capturing the month’s vibes. The events, Ramadan tents, staying up late in coffee shops, and even hanging out with friends and family at home till dawn all have a special feel.
7– El Mesaharaty
May he never get old, may he never stop coming, and may we never stop waiting for him. Don’t deny it, having the mesaharaty call your name when you were little was just the ultimate Ramadan goal.
8– Mawa2ed El Rahman
They are probably present in every Muslim community around the world. However, like everything else, in Egypt they have a special ambience. Furthermore, it’s a huge confirmation of the Egyptians famously alleged generosity.
Whether in Egypt or not, who doesn’t love Ramadan and the divine aura that accompanies it?