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Egyptians To Observe 'Eid El-Fitr' On May 2


Fri 29 Apr 2022 | 03:36 PM
Ahmed Emam

Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) revealed that Muslims across the country will observe the three-day Festival of Breaking the Fast 'Eid El-Fitr' starting Monday, 2 May.

Like many Arab countries and Islamic nations, Egypt has been depending on astronomical calculations to define the start of Islamic lunar months, even though crescent sighting remains a tradition, especially in Ramadan.

Eid El-Fitr, which is cited as a major religious holiday in Islam, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan — a month of strict fasting from dawn to sunset.

The first day of Eid starts with prayers and the morning breakfast is usually the main event, but there is a range of other ways people celebrate too.

Being a happy celebration, Egyptians marks this occasion by heading to entertainment attractions and public gardens for a family picnic.

It involves cooking and eating many traditional Egyptian delicacies and cousins like salted fish (Herring and Meloha), besides green onion, lupin, and nuts.

The food most commonly associated with the celebration is Kahk, which is a small delicious circular biscuit that originated in Egypt for many years and is eaten across the North African state.