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Some of the Egyptian holidays have traditions that are so culturally special, don’t you think? Our Eid Al-Fitr, for example, comes with many interesting things to do as it comes right after Ramadan when everyone is extremely exhausted. The sad thing is some of these traditions are fading out, but that won’t stop us from mentioning the ones that, thankfully, still happen! As trivial as the following things may sound, they are cultural traditions that we are proud of.

Drinking water after Fajr prayer

This is everyone’s guilty pleasure on the first day after Ramadan—we just love waiting for the first post-Ramadan Fajr prayer to drink water, even if we are not thirsty! We can’t deny that it’s a lot of fun as it feels like an achievement somehow. This weird tradition is more favoured by young adults, with older people not caring about it anymore and prefer to mourn the passing of Ramadan instead.

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Watching plays

One of Egypt’s best forms of art are plays, as they can be funny, dramatic, and amusing! People go for Masraheyat as Madraset El-Moshaghbeen or El-‘Ayal Kebert almost every year in Eid like it’s a ritual. But who can blame them? Honestly, no one because our plays are lots of fun.

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Kahk and shay bi laban

The ultimate food combination ever in El-Eid is some delicious kahk with some shay bi laban, right? So whether you like to dip the kahk in the milky tea or want to enjoy both separately, we still think this is the most special thing about El-Eid in Egypt! This small circular biscuit covered with powdered sugar can brighten your mood for days, especially after a long month of fasting.

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No matter how old or young you are, Eid Al-Fitr give us the easiest excuse to take money (AKA ‘Edyea) from our family members! It’s not an allowance or a birthday gift but just some money to buy something new for yourself. How cool is that?

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