Orman Park - Photo taken April-7,2018 CC Egypt Today - By Mariam-Mosleh
CAIRO – 21 August 2018: A number of parks in different governorates will receive Egyptians during Eid El-Adha, allowing them to celebrate with their families and friends.
Usually in national holidays, people in Egypt go to public parks, like Fostat Park and Giza Zoo, and museums to celebrate Eid.
Mohammed Rashad, director general of Giza Zoo, said that the number of visitors has reached 6,000 visitors so far, expecting the number to reach 20,000 visitors during the first day.
Children celebrating Eid El-Adha in Giza Zoo - Karim Abdel Aziz
Sayed Khalifa, head of the Agriculture Guidance Sector at the Ministry of Agriculture, said that the Orman Park will be open for citizens during Eid El-Adha.
Decoration at Orman Park April 7, 2018 - Egypt Today/Mariam Mosleh
Khalifa added that they coordinated with the Ministry of Health to deploy a number of ambulances near the park in order to deal with emergency cases.
Also, the Ministry of Interior deployed police patrols outside the garden.
Different species of flowers at Orman Park April 7, 2018 – Egypt Today/ Mariam Mosleh
The Orman Park includes about 600 different types of plants, from palm trees, orchids, and daisies to roses, and cacti. All garden requirements as well as brides’ bouquets can be found at the park.
Giza governorate also opened the Giza Panorama Park on Fayoum Road free of charge for citizens during Eid.
Governor of Giza Mohamed Kamal el-Daly said that gardens and green spaces in the streets, squares and beside the Nile Corniche are ready to receive the visitors.
Fostat Park, which is located in Misr Al-Qadimah area in Cairo, witnessed a high turnout of people on the first day of Eid El-Adha and was visited mostly by children, who played with bicycles and enjoyed games in the park.
Children riding bikes in Fostat Park during Eid El-Adha - Hassan Mohamed
Some youth could also be seen playing football in the park in celebration of the holiday, amid tight security measures and ambulances.
Children in Fostat Park during Eid El-Adha - Hassan Mohamed
Weather in the cities along the Mediterranean coast of Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh is fine through the Eid vacation, according to Egypt’s metrological authority.
Generally, the climate during this Eid allows citizens to go out and enjoy the parks, river Nile picnics, as well as the beaches overlooking the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
Alexandria is famous for its various touristic attractions such as Citadel of Qaitbay and Al-Morsy Abul Abbas Mosque. The city is also famous for its marina where people enjoy sea cruises on yachts and boats.
FILE - Boats in Alexandria
Prices of these cruises are affordable for everyone, so families and friends can spend a good time for little money.
Finally, citizens are advised not to be exposed directly to the sun and to stay away from poorly ventilated places.
CAIRO - 1 September 2017: During national holidays, including Eid Al-Adha, people in Egypt go to public parks, like Fostat Park and Giza Zoo, as well as museums to celebrate Eid in their hometowns.
Eid El-Adha, also called the feast of sacrifice, is an annual Islamic holiday celebrated worldwide.
Additional reporting Mariam Mosleh