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Eid Al-Fitr .. the interweaving of holidays and love between Egyptians from Easter and Sham Al-Nessim to Eid Al-Fitr
Hearts and doors open with “circle boards” sweets and festive congratulations
The Egyptians are the most celebrated nations of holidays. “33 holidays” throughout the year and the exchange of greetings does not stop by the days
A few days passed between the celebration of Easter and the celebration of the blessed Eid al-Fitr. Egypt is always unique to itself with things that fascinate everyone and are passed down from generation to generation. We try to follow through “Al-Bawaba News” how Egyptians, Muslims and Christians celebrate holidays together.
The Egyptians celebrated Sham El-Nessim, after the Coptic citizens celebrated the glorious Feast of Resurrection, and after the Resurrection comes the blessed Eid Al-Fitr.
The Egyptians celebrate most holidays, “33 holidays” throughout the year, the most important religious holidays being such as: “The Islamic New Year, Ashura, the Prophet’s birthday, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Christmas glorious, Epiphany, the Feast of Christ’s entry into Egypt, the feast of entry. Christ, Jerusalem, the departure of the Virgin – the commemoration of her death – the Feast of Pentecost, the Feast of the Ascension, “in addition to the Egyptian holidays that all Egyptians celebrate in all its spectrums, such as:” Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Wafaa El-Nil, Sham El -Nessim, “as well as national holidays:” Police Day, Taba Liberation Day, Sinai Liberation Day, July 23, October 6. ” There are also social events and Egyptian customs that amount to festivals, such as: Sebou: a celebration of the newborn baby when it reaches 7 days of birth, and Henna Night: a celebration that takes place for the newlyweds in the parents’ home in The night before the wedding, during which henna is engraved on the hands and feet of the newlyweds, in addition to cleansing for children “circumcision” and birthdays.
It’s all a mixture of Egyptian human interaction with the slides of ancient and modern civilization, east and west. Christmas is derived from Western civilization, and circumcision is a Jewish custom, and the Egyptians, although they are Sunnis, celebrate Ashura on the 10th of Muharram out of love for the family of the house, and in solidarity with the oppressed.
Exchange of Al-Fesikh’s love for the Eid Lakkah:
Over these feelings, the gate monitors some personalities exchanging love, and the poet Samir Abdel-Baqi says: I love the sound of churches
And I worship Hadeel Al-Adan
O my heart, be a thousand knights
Guard the nests of the pigeons.
We have the palm leaves, we have the Ramadan lantern
We are all cakes with sugar and egg colors ..
And we dipped into her diver and brought the Koran near
Our Duke lives the life of grace in the text of Shaban
While the author Amjad Samir says: Among the rituals that distinguished Egypt from other countries in its celebration of Christians with Muslims in the celebrations and their participation in the manufacture of cakes and cookies and going out to parks, leading to the exodus of many Muslims of different nationalities each year to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Egypt to enjoy the atmosphere of joy and unity rarely found in any other society.
In my small town, the village of Eshnin al-Nasari – Maghagha – Minya, that place that bears witness to the strong bond between us and our Muslim sisters is not just words, but in reality our festivals are their festivals and their festivals. We have the food prepared, and so do we, even clothes for the children, gifts, and whoever returns from the Umrah with gifts from the Holy Land to his Christian brothers and neighbors.These days, my colleague has returned from the performance of the Umrah with gifts for all members of my family, and around the church the vendors distributed all kinds of food and drink and I took my children and the children of my loved ones to rejoice together, an overwhelming joy from the heart and a pure laughter on the faces who do not know falsehood and do not know what is going on outside the scope of our small town.We challenge all differences and differences with sincere love and an innate nature that is in the genes of the Ashnani villagers, Muslims and Christians, inherited in a bond until Judgment Day.
Researcher Engy Atef adds: With the celebrations of Christian and Islamic holidays coinciding, I am reminded of many warm memories that are ingrained in my conscience. I remember the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr and Easter, when my grandmother gave me a large plate filled with Eid cakes and a number of loaves of sunny bread for our Muslim neighbors, and my grandmother always beautified me with love messages. Congratulations, and once asked her:
Why did you go to my uncle Haji Abdel Fattah’s house? Are they not Christians? My grandmother answered and scolded me:
Shame on you my daughter We are brothers We must eat together.
My grandmother from Sa’idiya was an illiterate lady, but so far she has bequeathed to us these principles from generation to generation and she taught us that this is the origin, and also our Muslim neighbors were no less loving, they would fill our plates with cakes, cookies and supplications with perseverance of love, when the Good Friday was in the month of Ramadan, we ate food After we fasted with the cannon struck, and my father laughed while he answered questions: “We all love our Lord and our Lord loves us.”
At Good Friday breakfast, our neighbor Muhammad, who is a doctor at Al-Azhar University, knocked on our door while he carried Qamar Al-Din juice for us to break us in as a loving greeting from his family to we.
From generation to generation, we have inherited that love until the days of terrorism by Islamic groups in Upper Egypt and Qusiyah. These relationships did not end. That is why I am so far grateful to my family, who taught me the spirit of love, and I am more than grateful to all our Muslim neighbors and friends who exchanged love with us and made the holidays an opportunity to confirm love. .Between us the sincerity of their feelings towards us was a storehouse to recharge my energy and a motivator for the continuation of love and the rotating dish from house to house, whether as a cake or a “cook”, and even now, even when I’m in the United States, I practice the same customs and the same love with my Muslim neighbors, and every year and Egypt is fine.
As Hani Ramses says: Part of our lives as Egyptians are the customs and traditions we have received and learned from our families’ roots in the mutual relationships with our friends and neighbors, the first of which is the exchange of congratulations with Eid a few . days before Eid and maybe the exchange of some foods like thermos, cookies and cookies .. and the exchange of family visits .. and this is what our correspondent fits Young people, however, have a different program. The celebration arrangements have a different character of coordinating outings, meetings and their gathering places without the slightest sensitivity in excellent relationships and perfect love
From Ramadan to Eid Al Fitr:
Representative Naglaa Bakhoum – Qena says: Ramadan in Egypt is another need: This year witnessed the glorious Feast of Resurrection that coincided with the fasting of the blessed month of Ramadan, in a wonderful painting that we are all one people before the One is God. Out of 1,200 people in 7 Iftar tables, all Egyptians gather at one table filled with love and intimacy among all Egyptians. What made me most happy was the participation of many Coptic Egyptians in the preparation of Iftar tables, the hosting fasting people and caring for them in a beautiful image that expresses the unity and solidarity of all Egyptians, and feelings of love and affection. Sincere is what makes Ramadan a second need in Egypt, and I was also pleased to receive hundreds of greetings from friends on the glorious Day of Resurrection, and I will visit many religious and community leaders in the Qena Governor during the blessed Eid Al- Fitr to congratulate and share the joy of Eid Al-Fitr.
Gamal Youssef, Luxor development expert, says: We always congratulate each other in the blessed month of Ramadan by saying Ramadan Kareem, and this saying is achieved when we find solidarity and solidarity among all Egyptians at Iftar tables everywhere that the generosity of Egyptians express in spite of all circumstances, and during the holy month I took part in organizing many Ramadan sports courses, which bring all Egyptians together in an atmosphere of affection and love, especially among young people.And entertainment for children to celebrate the Blessed Oath four.
Egyptian holidays take up two months each year, and according to official statistics, the holidays cut about 25% of the Egyptian family’s budget to buy new or “Eid” clothes. On holidays like Eid al-Fitr or Christmas, families make cakes and sweets.