Egyptian women celebrating Eid al-Adha after performing Eid prayers - Photo by Mohamed el-Hosary/Egypt Today
CAIRO – 21 August 2018: On Eid al-Adha, Egyptians wake up early to perform a special prayer in the early morning at public areas designated for that purpose. They dress up, and go with high spirits to make their supplications then begin their joyful activities.
Usually they meet people they have not seen in a long time in cheerful coincidences.
A child celebrating Eid al-Adha, carrying balloons with his father after performing Eid Prayers - Photo by Mohamed el-Hosary/Egypt Today
Then, they may have breakfast with friends or family.
Some members of the family sacrifice an animal, usually a sheep, and donate its meat. Many poor people await that day to receive the charity. Then, they go home to cook the meal of the occasion: Fattah; a dish of boiled meat, soup, rice, roasted bread scraps, garlic, and vinegar. Some people add tomato sauce.
Women listening to Eid sermon after performing special prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha - Photo by Mohamed el-Hosary/Egypt Today
While many travel to beaches on the Mediterranean or the Red Sea since the feast coincides with the summer this year, others remain in their cities and celebrate. They go to parks, restaurants, take Nile ferries, and movie theaters.
Egypt Today captures the happiness in pictures that reveal the outgoing nature of Egyptians.
Egyptians celebrating after performing special prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha - Photo by Mohamed el-Hosary/Egypt Today
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