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Egypt During Easter Holidays

The celebration of Easter, in the Christian liturgical calendar, begins with a special period. Lent is a season of preparation before the Easter celebrations. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities. It begins on Ash Wednesday, that is the day following the Shrove Tuesday of Carnival, and ends with the Easter triduum, a period of three day’s observance, specifically Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. The duration recalls the 40 days spent by Jesus in the desert following his baptism in the Jordan River.

The last week of approaching Easter is called Holy Week and begins on the Sunday preceding the holiday. Palm Sunday, reminiscent of Jesus entry into Jerusalem, welcomed by the crowd stirring branches of palm trees. In that same week there is Holy Thursday, which begins the celebrations of the Easter triduum. The latter is composed of the three days that precede Easter and retrace the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Egypt boasts an interesting historical heritage, very rich and varied as well as an enviable climate, the combination of these factors makes this country the ideal destination for the holiday Easter 2020 tours, an excellent time to enjoy the beauty of the country in a sweet climate and temperate. Egypt also knows this holiday, which is celebrated religiously by Coptic Christians, but the ancient Egyptians hosted an occasion dedicated to spring almost concurrently, it is called Sham el-Nessim, and it would seem to find the roots of the current Christian Easter.

Already the ancient Egyptians offered salted fish, lettuce and onions to their deities during the spring festival known as Shemu. After the Christianization of Egypt, the feast was associated with Easter, because it also happened in the spring. With the Islamic conquest of Egypt, the party was established on Easter Monday. Being the lunar Islamic calendar and therefore not fixed with respect to the solar year, the date of Sham el-Nessim remained that linked to Christianity. The term Shemu was later adapted to Arabic as Sham el-Nessim or (Smelling the breeze).

Thanks to Egypt’s nice weather during Easter holidays in Egypt, we have also discovered what the taste of tours in Egypt is and how to organize a trip to Egypt and take an Egypt tour to visit most of the classic sites such as the Giza pyramids and the great Sphinx, Khan El khalili bazaar and many other archaeological sites to visit adding that you can try Nile cruise tours in Egypt admiring the natural beauty and Egyptian history of our great pharaohs who wrote a very respectful history and civilization.

You can also have a very unique experience in Egypt during Easter by trying the Siwa Oasis tour from Cairo which is one of the unusual tours from Cairo which can be arranged easily by Cairo Top Tours.

If you want to check our offers of Egypt travel during Easter 2020, you can book among the best Easter offers in Egypt.

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