On Monday, Egyptians flocked to public parks, and recreational venues to celebrate the first day of Eid El-Fitr.
Since the wee hours of the day, millions of Muslims were present at hundreds of outdoor spaces attached to large mosques nationwide to partake in the Eid El-Fitr prayers after Egyptian authorities ended a ban on outdoor Eid prayers, which had been in place since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Following the end of the prayers, balloons and smiles of children dominated the scene everywhere countrywide.
Natural venues across the country — including the Giza Zoo, Orman Botanical Garden, and Cairo’s Aquarium Grotto Garden — witnessed a large turnout of visitors during the first hours of the day.
The Giza Zoo — one of Egypt’s most popular family attractions — received over 40,000 visitors only in the first hours, according to Mohamed Ragai — head of the central department of the country’s zoos.