Customs and traditions of the Egyptians in Ramadan
The month of Ramadan is a month characterized by its distinctive rituals and customs among Egyptians, as Egyptians consider this month a month of worship and closeness to God, in addition to that it brings with it spirituality and a state of serenity and tranquility, so the customs and traditions of Egyptians in Ramadan change until they become different from the rest of the months, and these customs and traditions arouse curiosity among many travelers who visit Egypt in this blessed month.
How do Egyptians receive the month of Ramadan
Egyptians receive the month of Ramadan with enthusiasm and great joy, as this blessed month constitutes the most important month in the Hijri year, and is considered an opportunity to strengthen social and family ties between members of society, and in this holy month, the customs and traditions of Egyptians vary in the Ramadan that bind them, including:
- Egyptians decorate streets and houses with colorful lamps and luminous lanterns that give an atmosphere of joy and happiness everywhere, and this decoration is a preparation for the reception of this holy month and reflects the spiritual atmosphere frequented by Muslims during this month.
- Fasting people are keen to fast throughout the day, abstaining from food, drink, smoking and personal conflicts until the Maghrib call to prayer.
- Fasting people join family and friends at shared iftar tables and gatherings held at home as family gatherings increase in celebration of the holy month.
- Egyptians benefit from the blessings of fasting, praying and praying in Ramadan, and give charity, charity and good deeds to the poor and needy.
- They also strive to promote brotherhood and love among them, and seek practical ways that help develop society and help each other.
- One of the customs and traditions of Egyptians in Ramadan is that they prepare delicious and delicious meals for Iftar, and these include these beloved Egyptian foods Molokhia Mahshi Torgak Egyptian Fatteh and various Ramadan drinks such as hibiscus and Qamar al-Din.
- At night, people are increasingly moving in Ramadan, taking to the streets and recreational areas, shopping, and religious and cultural celebrations.
- Egyptians revive the customs and traditions of the month of Ramadan, such as Taraweeh prayers in mosques, reading the Holy Quran throughout the month, and feeding the fasting, the poor, and the needy.
The holy month of Ramadan comes to purify souls and increase closeness to God, and is punctuated by fasting during the day and praying at night, reading the Holy Quran, supplication and seeking forgiveness, and the month is a special occasion for charity and communication with others, and strengthening social and family relations, so we must prepare for this holy month and prepare to deal with it in a spirit of worship, humility and righteousness.