The Public Relations manager of the Egyptian National Railway and commuters pose for a photo at Cairo-Alexandria train after distributing candy and flowers to train commuters - Egypt Today/ Azoz Al-Dib The Public Relations manager of the Egyptian National Railway and commuters pose for a photo at Cairo-Alexandria train after distributing candy and flowers to train commuters - Egypt Today/ Azoz Al-Dib

In Pics: railway commuters given flowers, bonbons in Sham el Nessim

Mon, Apr. 29, 2019
CAIRO – 29 April 2019: Celebrating Sham el Nessim, the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) distributed flowers and bonbons to the commuters of Cairo-Alexandria train on Monday.

Some commuters took selfies with the ENR officials, while others were singing and dancing. The authority has also reduced the price of the tickets as one ticket is sold for LE 15 (US$ 0.87) for adults and LE 10 to children.

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Train commuters dance celebrating Sham El Nessim - Egypt Today /Azoz Al-Dib


Sham el Nessim is an Egyptian spring festival dating back to the paranoiac third dynasty of the Old Kingdom (2,700 BC).

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An official from the Egyptian National Railway distributes candy and flowers to train commuters - Egypt Today/ Azoz Al-Dib


The festival is related to the agricultural background of ancient Egyptians. The name Sham El-Nessim or (inhaling the breeze) is derived from the Coptic language, which was derived from the ancient Egyptian language. The original pronunciation is Tshom Ni Tshom, which means garden meadows.

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An official from the Egyptian National Railway distributes candy and flowers to train commuters - Egypt Today/ Azoz Al-Dib




Egypt’s public hospitals and clinics are on high alert for possible food poisoning cases, caused by salted fish (Fiseekh), the main dish on Egyptians’ tables on Sham El-Nessim.


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The Public Relations manager of the Egyptian National Railway and commuters pose for a photo at Cairo-Alexandria train after distributing candy and flowers to train commuters - Egypt Today/ Azoz Al-Dib
 
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