Christmas in Egypt is such an amazing celebration which people celebrate every year with incredible customs and adorable traditions and those who live in cold countries love to go somewhere else like Egypt, which is really a warm and cool country to spend your Christmas holiday in it. All regions in Egypt have different magical ways to celebrate Christmas & New year season. Fireworks, some special events, and totally fabulous tours are held in Egypt every year to ensure that tourists spend an unforgettable time during their Christmas in Egypt. Here is all you need to know to experience a memorable Christmas holiday in Egypt:
How to Celebrate Christmas and New Year Holiday in Egypt
Why You Should Spend the Next Christmas in Egypt
People generally spend their Christmas holiday at home without doing anything special and by doing this they are truly missing the true concept of Christmas which is mainly based on sharing, having fun, enjoy the most, and seek to achieve uniqueness. Egypt is a country full of mesmerizing sites and interesting locations where you can head to so that you spend a marvelous unforgettable Christmas holiday which with no doubt won’t be your last experience in Egypt.
Three Amazing Activities to Do in A Christmas Holiday in Egypt
there are many recommend things to do Egypt for Christmas, so try one of these activities, which will start your new year off with unforgettable memories.
First: Cruising the Celestial Nile River
One of the most special & interesting things that you can do during your Christmas holiday in Egypt is boarding a Nile Cruise in the Nile River to discover all the incredible monuments, temples, chapels in Luxor & Aswan. Enjoying all of the services & activities during Christmas will make your holiday one of its kind. You’ll be able to visit the great attractions on both the east & west banks of Luxor including Luxor, Karnak, Hatshepsut, Dandara, and Abydos Temples, in addition to the great monuments and landmarks in Aswan such as the hypnotic temples of Abu Simbel, Philae temple of goddess Isis, the amazing High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, Edfu & Kom Ombo, and much more amazing places you can visit during your Christmas holiday in Egypt.
Second: Discover the Historical Gates of the Immortals ” the Giza Pyramids”
That is not all as you won’t like to miss the chance of heading to Cairo in Christmas as during that event, every street and avenue in Cairo starts from the majestic Giza Pyramids Complex that includes one of the seven wonders of the world “ the Great Pyramid of Khufu” in addition to the mythical Sphinx, which has a body of a lion and Khufu’s head, the pharaoh who contributed in such a construction.
Third: Explore the Holy Coptic Attractions of Cairo
You may also want to visit the amazing Coptic attractions in Cairo during Christmas just like:
- Saint Mary Church (Haret El Roum)
- Saint Mercurius Church
- Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga)
- the Hanging Church
- Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)
- Saint Barbara Church
- the Church of Saint Menas
- Nunnery and Church of St. George
- Monastery and Church of St. George (Greek Orthodox)
The Traditional Customs of Christmas in Egypt
there are some modern customs related to Christmas Holiday including gift-giving, having some Christmas music & caroling, lighting a Chris tingle, exchanging some Christmas cards, having some Church services, having a very special meal with all the desirable types of food, having some Christmas decorations including the Christmas trees, lights, garlands, wreaths. there are also some related figures to Christmas like Santa Claus, the father of Christmas, and Saint Nicholas, who is associated with bringing Christmas gifts to children during the season. Because of the event of gift-giving, Christmas Celebration has become a very significant sales key for both retailers & businesses.
The Weather during Christmas in Egypt
Christmas holiday in Egypt is closely associated with winter and during winter season, it gets warmer than any other country in the world as in comparing with other countries which witness snowy weather, it usually gets somehow rainy and the weather doesn’t get so cold which makes Egypt a truly special country to visit during your Christmas Holiday.
New Year’s Eve in Egypt
New Year’s Eve isn’t actually a holiday but most tourist sites and restaurants present special offers during such a day. At night, people gather together with people to wear like Santa, playing and doing some fireworks and of course, families prepare some delicious meals to have together after a long time of fast. Egypt has a wide variety of shops, markets, shopping malls, and all the things you may need to have the best Christmas vacation ever which is going to be more than what you expect.
Book Your Golden Ticket to Christmas Holiday in Egypt
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.