Buzz

Spreading Holiday Spirit with This Compilation of Christmas Trees in Egyptian Homes

mm
Spreading Holiday Spirit with This Compilation of Christmas Trees in Egyptian Homes

Photo courtesy of Marina Qaldas. Cairo, Egypt.

Although the majority of Egypt’s streets may not necessarily be lined with Christmas decorations and holiday lights all over (depending on what area of Egypt or Cairo one may find themselves in), the Christmas spirit is still very much felt in many Egyptian homes. 

From trees to nativity scenes and various other holiday decorations, many Egyptians love to participate in spreading the holiday spirit by decorating their homes – either with a simple tree or going all out with decorations.

In Egypt, Christmas is actually often celebrated twice – once on December 25th, as the rest of the world, and in accordance to the traditions of Catholicism, and then again on January 7th which is considered to be the date of Coptic Christmas (which is what the majority of Egyptians celebrate).

As evident through the following simple compilation of images gathered across various social media platforms, many Egyptians enjoy celebrating Christmas and making it felt in their homes. The urge to celebrate Christmas may come as a result of a multitude of aspects; it could be for religious purposes of course, but it could also be for purposes of tradition, western influence or maybe even very simply as a result of the way the holiday could make one feel warm, cozy and somewhat joyful. 

In any case, take a look at some of these Christmas trees and decorations from various homes across Egypt, that will undoubtedly spread the holiday spirit through our very own Egyptian Streets. 

Photo courtesy of Ochine Awadalla. Cairo, Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Mai Ali. Cairo, Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Shaun Lawes. Cairo, Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Marta Ochman Rady. Alexandria, Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Elena Bordak. Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Irene Braak el Mohabesh. Cairo, Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Marie Masria.
Photo courtesy of Marie Masria.
Photo courtesy of Maren Porthum. Hurghada, Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Amira Eli.
Photo courtesy of Marian Aziz.
Photo courtesy of Akram Sherin.
Photo courtesy of Nadia Fasana. Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.
Photo courtesy of Ildi Budai. Cairo, Egypt.

In Photos: Sarah Bahbah’s '3eib' Celebrates Female Sexuality and Arab Identity
In Photos: Lebanon's Last Remaining Synagogue

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz
mm

A believer in all things art. Loves writing, acting, theatre and pretending to know how to cook.

More in Buzz

Bernie Sanders Meme Reaches Egypt

ES BuzzJanuary 24, 2021

In Photos: Finding the Arabic Letter in Every Cairo Corner

Noran Alaa MorsiJanuary 21, 2021

British Supermodel Naomi Campbell Visits Egypt, Witnesses First Archaeological Discovery in 2021

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 20, 2021

Mayar Sherif Makes History Again, Becomes First Egyptian to Qualify for Australian Open Main Draw

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 16, 2021

Egyptian Artist Nourane Owais Turns Netflix’s Paranormal Into Cartoon

Noran Alaa MorsiJanuary 13, 2021

What You Need to Know: Egypt’s Vaccine Distribution Plan

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 8, 2021

Introducing the Egyptian Streets Podcast: Stories from Street to Sound

Noran Alaa MorsiJanuary 3, 2021

Survival, Improvisation, Motivation: A Shift in New Year’s Resolutions

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 3, 2021