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

Never Show Up Emtpy-Handed: What To Bring to an Egyptian Dinner Party

Amina Zaineldine25 September 2022

Good vs. Evil: Are There Two North Coasts in Egypt?

Amina Zaineldine24 September 2022

Egypt’s Bernie Madoff: The Story of Ahmed Al-Rayan

Shereif Barakat22 September 2022

Egypt Reawakens Curiosity on Ancient Treasures Through New Campaigns

Egyptian Streets19 September 2022

Walkable Cairo: Where to Take Your Mental and Physical Health for a Stroll

Farah Rafik18 September 2022

How a Palestinian Poet Used the Power of Rhetoric to Center the Palestinian Narrative

Mirna Abdulaal17 September 2022

While the West Welcomes King Charles, Egypt Remembers Princess Diana

Shereif Barakat15 September 2022

Cities and Villages of the Past: Living as an Egyptian During Greco-Roman Times

Mirna Abdulaal15 September 2022