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The mood of Ramadan in Egypt/the symbol of the Egyptians to welcome the holy month

The enthusiasm of Egyptian people for the holy month of Ramadan is similar to the mood of Iranians before Nowruz. Before the beginning of this holy month, they have made a detailed purchase and visit during it.

Mehr News, International Group: Egypt is considered among the historical Arab and Islamic countries where the holy month of Ramadan is associated with special customs and traditions.

lantern; The symbol of the Egyptians to welcome the month of Ramadan

Egyptians welcome Ramadan with special customs and decorate the streets with lanterns. Despite the passage of centuries, the tradition of decorating the streets with lanterns to welcome the month of Ramadan has not yet become obsolete and is carried out in the same old way.

حال و هوای ماه رمضان درمصر/نماد مصری‌ها برای استقبال از ماه مبارک

In fact, the lantern is the most famous symbol of Egyptians in the holy month of Ramadan, and people hang lanterns on the door of their houses on the first day of Ramadan.

Egyptian people’s strange enthusiasm for the holy month of Ramadan

In other words, the enthusiasm that Egyptians have for the holy month of Ramadan is similar to the enthusiasm of Iranians for Nowruz. Egyptian people prepare for this month a few weeks before the beginning of Ramadan and exchange greetings messages to each other on the first night of this holy month.

حال و هوای ماه رمضان درمصر/نماد مصری‌ها برای استقبال از ماه مبارک

Streets, markets and shops in Egypt are crowded with people to buy food before Ramadan. Sweets, nuts and dried fruits are popular among Egyptians during Ramadan. In general, Egyptians give a lot of importance to food and spread colorful tables during the Suhoor and Iftar meals during the month of Ramadan.

Ramadan tents

Setting up tents in which the Suhoor and Iftar meals are spread under the title of “Ramadan tents” is one of the unique customs of Egyptians; In this way, the fasting people set up tents in the neighborhoods and streets and eat the Suhoor and Iftar meals together.

حال و هوای ماه رمضان درمصر/نماد مصری‌ها برای استقبال از ماه مبارک

Shooting cannons is one of the customs common to some Arab countries during the month of Ramadan. This ritual has been performed in Egypt since the 9th century. The beginning and end of the holy month of Ramadan in Egypt is announced by firing a cannon, and in many regions of the country, cannons are also fired during Suhoor and Iftar.

Egyptians, like some other Arab nations, have interesting customs for Sahri; In this way, a person walks through the streets and neighborhoods with a drum at dawn and wakes people up.

Taraweeh prayer

Taraweeh prayer is one of the famous Egyptian religious traditions, in which from the first night to the end of the holy month of Ramadan, every night after Isha prayer, the fasting people pray Taraweeh prayer and a part They recite from the Holy Quran.

Quran competitions

Since the Egyptians have the most famous and the most beautiful reciters of the Quran, every year in the month of Ramadan, an important competition is held between the reciters, and even mosques use the most beautiful reciters. They compete with each other. These reciters recite the Qur’an after the Taraweeh prayer.

Egyptian mosques, in addition to the Qaris, also compete with each other in the field of minarets decorations, especially in ancient and historical areas such as Al-Hussein and Al-Azhar areas in Cairo and Other historical cities of Egypt.

Helping the needy

حال و هوای ماه رمضان درمصر/نماد مصری‌ها برای استقبال از ماه مبارک

Cultural competitions

Poetry competition is one of the cultural customs of Egyptians in the holy month of Ramadan, and poets compete to write beautiful poems on the occasion of this month.

Wide presence in Friday prayers

The doors of Egyptian mosques are open 24/7 during the month of Ramadan and the Quran is recited in them. Also, the Quran teaching class is held after the evening prayer for teenage children.

As it was said, the month of Ramadan is considered a kind of Eid for the Egyptians, and people go sightseeing and gather together for the Iftar ceremony, and in many cases they stay awake until dawn.

حال و هوای ماه رمضان درمصر/نماد مصری‌ها برای استقبال از ماه مبارک

The sanctity of Ramadan in Egypt

Egyptians also have a special respect for the month of Ramadan and marriage ceremonies are not held in this month. Also, conflict and bloodshed are forbidden in this month. They have a famous expression that they use in the holy month of Ramadan with the meaning that “If someone insults you during this month, say that I am fasting.” I am and avoid conflicts and quarrels with him.]

 

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