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All You Need to Know About Easter in Egypt

All You Need to Know About Easter in Egypt

All You Need to Know About Easter in Egypt

All Your Need to Know About Egypt Easter | Egypt Tours Portal

Easter in Egypt is the peak season for every true world traveler dreams of traveling to the land of beauty and wonders “Egypt“. For more than 4000 years the ancient Egyptian civilization was able to reach immortality through discovering some of the first concepts of art and science and was able to elevate the human condition to new heights. The ancient Egyptians were able to create some of the world’s most incredible monuments and artifacts that achieved immortality from the pharaonic period to the Coptic era to the Islamic era.

What is the Easter Event?

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Man praying at sunset

Easter event is a religious festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, most Christians celebrate this day as a public holiday by taking a day off for the general population, schools and most businesses. The event is based on the Julian calendar exactly like the western countries. During this time both Christians include egg hunting, the myth of the legendary Easter bunny and followed by eastern parades with a variation of delicious Easter food.

The Climate of Egypt in the Easter

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Cairo and Nile river overview.

The common weather in Egypt is usually hot, dry and sunny all through year especially during the summer as the temperature could reach up to 40 C “104 F” from May to August but in the winter months from September to April, the weather of the Easter in Egypt is quite wonderful with low temperatures which makes it the best time for tourists to visit Egypt as the entire climate becomes quite tolerable which creates the best atmosphere for checking the magical artifacts and monuments of the magical holy land. Discover more information about Egypt Easter Event in April 2020.

Best Places to Spend Your Easter Vacation in Egypt

You’re probably looking for enchanting places to spend your Easter vacation in Egypt. Right? This is an ideal chance to unwind and discover the numerous tourist attractions during the Easter in Egypt. So we’ve rounded up four extraordinary cities in Egypt to spend your Easter vacation in Egypt, just scroll down to discover them all:

1. Cairo – The City of Thousand Minarets

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General View of Cairo from above Cairo Tower

Behind the holy gates of Cairo lies some of the most enchanting attractions the world has ever seen. Cairo is the most famous city to visit during Easter in Egypt for containing the famous Giza Pyramids Complex which holds one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Great Pyramid of Khufu, and the world’s oldest and biggest statue the sole guardian of Egypt.  The city’s location has witnessed many history-changing events as 24 km from Cairo lies the ancient capital of Egypt ‘Memphis” during Egypt’s old kingdom2686-2181 BC“. The city held the fortress of Babylon for 2000 years which later became the center of the Orthodox community in the late 4th century AD and a lot of churches were constructed on the route that the holy family took through Cairo like the famous Hanging Church, Abu Serga Church and many more.

The city also became an Islamic capital under a new name Al Fustat in 641 AD by Amr Ibn al-as who constructed mosque carrying his name “Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque“. In 870 AD,  the majestic mosque of Ibn Tulun was constructed to be the most perfect example of Islamic architecture. In 970 AD, the Fatimid dynasty was responsible for creating the golden Khan El Khalili Bazaar and Al Muizz Street. The area of old Cairo is filled with many mesmerizing mosques that truly showcases the beauty of Islamic culture and genius architecture like Al-Azhar mosque which became one of the oldest educational institutes in the world since 1340. The heart of Cairo is the powerful citadel of Salah El Din that was constructed in the 11th century to the center of the rule.

2. Luxor – Capital of Ancient Egypt

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Agricultural field in Luxor

For an endless generation, Luxor has been dubbed “The City of Hundred Doors”, or “Thebes”. The enchanting allure of this city is undeniable during Easter in Egypt known as the globe’s greatest open-air museum. Luxor is located in Upper Egypt and used to be the capital during Egypt Middle Kingdom1975-1640 BC” and the New Kingdom “1550-1050 BC“. It’s the home of the largest man-made religious temple in the world. Karnak Temple is located at the center of the city and is dedicated to the holy trinity of gods Amon, Mut, and Khonsu. The city is protected by the Colossi of Memnon which belongs to Pharaoh Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty. Found also in the city is the temple of Luxor which is the second largest temple after Karnak temple. It was constructed by Amenhotep II and Ramses II to hold one of the most important celebrations which are the festival of Opet.

The city contains the majestic Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens that hold the tombs of many nobles and royal subjects from the 18th dynasty to the 20th dynasty. The temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of the most famous and beautiful temples in the world, it is considered to be a perfect example of the pure classical ancient Egyptian architectural style. The phenomenal Valley of the kings is without no equal, it is located deep in the heart of a mountain and holds more than 63 tombs, inside the valley, there are more than 20 royal tombs from the New Kingdom belonging to the Ramsess dynasty, Tutankhamun,  Amenhotep I, Thutmose and many others.

3. Aswan – The Golden City

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Nile River in Aswan

The final frontier has always been Aswan since the dawn of time. During ancient times it was known as “Swenett” and later on as “Syene” which means the market because Aswan was a trade center between Egypt and the deep Southern ancient countries of Africa. It played a key role in launching many expeditions to many African lands. The city contains incredible natural resources like sandstones, granite, and quartzite which was mainly used in constructing countless artifacts and monuments like the majestic obelisks, the great pyramids, and the Holy Shrines through the ancient history of Egypt.

Within Egypt new Kingdom (1550-1070), Queen Hatshepsut created the Unfinished Obelisk that illustrated information about the construction process of the obelisk through the history of ancient Egypt. The glorious temple of Abu Simbel was also built-in 1244 B.C during the new kingdom by Ramses the great to immortalize his legacy through the ages. Many temples were built in the Greco-roman period like the Philae Temple in 696 BC which was used to worship the Goddess Isis the wife of Osiris. The temple of the sky god Hours “Edfu Temple” was constructed in 237 BC on the same location where the great battle against his evil uncle god Seth took place. The unique double temple of Kom Ombo was built between 332 and 395 BC that honors the crocodile god Sobek of the Nile. One of the modern constructions is the Aswan high dam which is able to prove the immortal brilliance and might of the Egyptians.

4. Hurghada – The Pearl of the Red Sea

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Hurghada overview

Hurghada city is a majestic mixture of beauty, adventure, and wonder that every true traveler can enjoy. When you make the decision to spend your holiday in Hurghada during Easter in Egypt, you will get the sensation that you are in paradise. The city stretches for 60 m on the red sea and holds 7.5 mi of crystal waters, sandy beaches and great mountains in the eastern desert. Hurghada true fame comes from being one of the finest diving bases on the red sea and the holder of the biggest collection of water sports like diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and many others. Hurghada holds many hotels, restaurants, sun loungers, spa areas, and the wildest nightlife. Hurghada contains the most enchanting marine life under a year-round dry and a temperate climate.

Complete your Easter Holiday with “Egypt Tours Portal”

If you hop to discover Egypt during the Easter, then our Egypt easter holidays are considered the best choice as you will feel the grace of the almighty and the ancient spirit of the majestic pyramids and the great sphinx surrounding you with a holy embrace. Don’t miss the chance to discover the classic elegance and greatness of the magnificent cities of Luxor and Aswan through Nile cruise holidays.  Move to the enchanting beaches of Hurghada, where the red sea and the climate keep calling your name to tell you not to miss all the amazing activities such as divining and snorkeling where you will get to witness the extraordinary underwater life. What you are waiting for, just scroll down to discover them all.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day 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 also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in 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 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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