Egyptian security forces intensified their presence in the streets and public squares as today, Sunday the first day of Eid El Fitr.
The police are implementing government decisions to close beaches, public parks and gardens to prevent gatherings for fear of the spread of the coronavirus.
The Interior Ministry affirmed the continuation of its efforts to provide a safe environment for citizens, and asked all citizens to abide by the decisions of the Council of Ministers regarding the curfew.
Today, Sunday, marks the first day of Eid Al-Fitr. It is an Islamic feast where Muslims usually gather to celebrate and mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. However, this year, all celebrations are expected to be limited due to the global coronavirus crisis.
The word Eid is an Arabic word that means a festivity, a celebration, recurring happiness, and a feast. In Islam, there are two major Eids, namely Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast) celebrating the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) which coincides with the Hajj and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice of a sheep in place of his son Ishmael.
Sisi and Leaders of Arab and Muslim countries Exchange Greetings on Eid Al-Fitr
On Friday, El Sisi exchanged greetings with many Arab and Muslim Leaders on Eid al-FitrThe Islamic Eid Al-Fitr is set to start on Sunday, according to the Islamic calendar and lunar circle examined by the ‘Ifta’ House. Sisi has extended Eid greetings with Bahram Salih, President of Iraq; Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s sovereign council; Mahmoud Abbas, Palestine’s President; Kais Saied, Tunisia’s President; Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of Algeria; Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber, Kuwait’s Emir; Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and King Abdullah II of Jordan.
Moreover, the Egyptian president phoned the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. During the phone conversation, both leaders discussed a number of regional and international issues of common interests.
“All the Arab and Muslim leaders with whom President Sisi talked yesterday wished the Egyptian people permanent stability and progress,” Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
President Sisi also expressed his sincere appreciation for the greetings calls that he received and made, wishing all the Arab and Muslim peoples and governments prosperity and all the best.