Egypt During Easter Holidays | Easter in Egypt



Egypt has an interesting historical heritage, very rich and varied in addition to an enviable climate, the combination of these factors makes this country the ideal destination for Easter or Easter vacation tours in 2021. Find out more with Cairo Top Tours!


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, is the day following the Shrove Tuesday of Carnival, and ends with the Easter triduum, a period of three days' 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.

Easter in Egypt

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, is the day following the Shrove Tuesday of Carnival, and ends with the Easter triduum, a period of three days' 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, was 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 During Easter Holidays
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 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).

Things to do in Egypt during Easter
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.

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Saqqara is an ancient burial ground serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian kings and noblemen as well. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Stepped Tomb due to its rectangular base, as well as several mastabas called the tombs of the nobles (Arabic word meaning 'bench'). Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 by 1.5 km.
 

The Step Pyramid is the most important monument to see during any Cairo Day Tours. It is considered the famous structure in Saqqara Dating from the third dynasty (2667—2448 B.C), and was the first complex ever built entirely out of stone. It also displays an important architectural innovation for the construction of the Giza Pyramids and other later pyramids in the fourth dynasty and later. as it is the first stone pyramid made of 6 mastabas or steps and is sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base.
 

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the unique museums that contain a lot of  Antiquities, and it is in downtown Cairo ( Tahrir Square ), and also one of the oldest and most popular museums in the world which is included within most of Egypt Day Tours. It comprises two floors, the ground floor hosts huger displays such as coffins, stone carvings, and huge statues. It also contains more than 160.000 rare artifacts, mummies from the pharaohs of Egypt. you can visit the museum and enjoy our Best Tours in Cairo, seeing the view of the magnificent facade of the museum designed in french style, decorated with marble paintings of the most famous archaeologists in the world and on the sides of the door there are two statues of two Roman-style women. You can see the Indoor Halls and the high walls, enjoying the natural light that enters through the glass panels on the ceiling and from the windows on the ground floor.

Coptic Cairo:

Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George, and many other Coptic churches and historical sites included in Egypt Excursions. It is believed in the Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga) that's why people planning their Cairo Day Tours make sure this part of Old Cairo is seen. Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt until the Islamic conquest in Egypt, though most of the current buildings of the churches in Coptic Cairo were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th century.

Can we talk also about The Ben Ezra Synagogue? was established in Coptic Cairo in 1115, in what was previously was a Coptic church that was built in the 8th century. The Copts needed to sell it, in order to raise funds to pay taxes to Egypt's ruler, Ibn Tulun

 

Would you like to live a journey through ancient Egyptian culture and mythology? you can make it happen and spend a day visiting Abydos, Giza, Luxor, Aswan to see the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings adorned with very clear, detailed, and beautifully painted scenes of the various deities of ancient Egypt as well as many other sites, cities, adventures and things to do in Cairo, you can try and book one of our range of Egypt tours and Egypt Travel Packages many privately guided groups of Cairo day tours from airport and Egypt day tours to explore the capital city of Egypt, Cairo you can check a lot of Egypt tour itineraries or go on one of our full Cairo Day tours like: