EGYPT

An Amazing African Country

Egypt

Is one of the countries with richest history in the world and it also contains many cultural aspects that makes this country be pretty unique.

Holidays

The holidays are divided in National Holidays and Movable Holidays.

The National Holidays are:

January 7: they celebrate Christmas-Nativity of Jesus Christ according to the Coptic calendar.

January 25: National Police Day-celebrate the police resistance against the British army in 1952.

April 25: Sinai Liberation Day-Celebrates the last withdrawal of all Israeli forces.

July 23: Revolution Day-Egyptian Revolution in 1952.

Some of the Movable Festivals are:

1 Muharram: Islamic New Year.

12 Rabi al Awwal: Birthday of the prophet Muhammad.

10-13 Zul Higga: End of the year.

Festivals

Ramadan: Is a month of fasting daylight in which Muslims do not eat, drink, and smoke.

Leylet en Nuktah:Ancient Egyptians worshiped the Nile because of the yearly bounty it brought, and beautiful women were sacrificed to appease the gods and bring on the flooding. Modern Egyptians still celebrate the yearly rise of the river on June 17, since the flooding is what brings the silt that feeds the Delta's rich soil.

Sham al-Naseem: Means ¨sniffing the breeze¨.Egyptians of all religions celebrate this ancient holiday to mark the coming of spring on March 21 by spending the day in the countryside or in parks for picnics.

Moulid an-Nabi: Moulid an-Nabi is a major Islamic festival that marks the birth of the prophet Mohammed.

Places to Visit

Pyramids of Giza, its the oldest tourist attraction.

Temples of Abu Simbel, was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II.

Hurghada, Red Sealift contains for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling.

Did You Know?

-The pyramids of Egypt are the last remaining ancient wonder of the world.

-Ancient Egyptians believed they were made from clay on a potter’s wheel by the creator god Khnum.

-Egypt is the 30th largest country in the world by area.

-Egypt’s Nile River is the world’s longest, running 4,135 miles.

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Capital

Cairo

Language

Arabic

But some people talk other native languages such as lingua franca and Nubian languages.

Currency

Egyptian Pound
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Fun Things to do

-You could be an explorer by going to the pyramids.

-Also discover loads of history in Luxor.

-See the sunrise from Mount Sinai.

-Dive in the Red Sea.

-Take a desert safari riding a camel.

Cultural Aspects

The culture of Egypt has thousands of years of recorded history. Ancient Egypt was among the earliest civilizations. For millennia, Egypt maintained a strikingly complex and stable culture that influenced later cultures of Europe,and Asia.

The cloth they use is usually fresh and not tight. In the deserts they cover their faces because of the sand and wind.

Its literature is inspired in its history with the ancient Egyptians.

Their arquitecture now is advanced.