Egypt Festivals

Egypt Holidays, Festivals & Travel Guide

10 Things To Know Before Traveling To Egypt

So you’re off to see the pyramids and ride camels? Before you whisk off to experience Egyptian culture, you may want to read this handy Egypt travel guide first so that your stay goes off without a hitch. It’s a different country than where you came from, and you’re better off if you know certain things beforehand:

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1. You’ll need a visa if you’re going to visit. The Egyptian embassy people recommend that you get one in advance to get rid of the hassle. However, if you’re an American then it’s possible to buy a 30-day visa in the airport for about USD $25.

2. Don’t drink the tap water. You’ll get diarrhea if you do. Here the tap water is so suspect even the locals avoid it. Use bottled water, even when you brush your teeth. 

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8 Interesting Facts about Egypt’s Culture

When it comes to ancient civilizations, Egypt is arguably among the most famous, and is also one of the most fascinating. Its history and culture trace back thousands of years, and it was old even before Rome was founded. A visit there will help educate you on what it was like in the time of the Pharaohs, but its modern culture is still quite intriguing. So while you can read up on the culture of this ancient civilization, here are a few interesting facts about Egypt’s culture in today’s world:

1, Whatever your prejudices might be regarding the Egyptians (because they’re Muslims or because of movies like The Mummy), when you get there you will quickly realize that modern Egyptians are very courteous and certainly well-mannered. Part of the reason for that is actually their Muslim religion. 

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Must Do Things When in Egypt

When people think of visiting Egypt, the first thing they think about is visiting the great Pyramids. That’s natural and only right. You can see it right from the airport transfer ride. But the problem is when people think that’s the only thing that people can do in this ancient and yet modern country. If you’re planning a visit, here are some must do things when in Egypt you really mustn’t miss.

Other Attractions

So what else can you visit besides the Pyramids? If you’re traveling with your family, you can visit:

The Abu Simpel Temple

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Egypt Event Travel Guide For Every Month

Egypt Event Travel Guide For Every Month

Egypt is one of the best tourist destinations in the world, and it can be very entertaining. In fact, you can enjoy various festivities for just about any month of the year. To illustrate this point, here’s a handy Egypt monthly event travel guide to help you schedule your Egyptian holiday.

  • January. Of course, New Year’s celebrations can be fun here too. But the real festivities of the month are on January 7. That’s the day when the Coptic Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. So on this day, you have lots of celebrations, street fairs, and dancing in the streets.
  • February. This month is for the Abu Simbel festival, and the Abu Simbel Temple is perhaps the most famous Egyptian landmark next to the pyramids themselves. It was built by Rameses II between 1279 and 1213 B.C.

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Egypt Holidays And Festivals

Egypt Holidays And Festivals

Egypt is one of the most popular tourist destinations in countries with predominantly Muslim populations. That’s because of the Pyramids, but it’s also because the culture is comparatively cosmopolitan. The population includes many Christians as well as a smattering of other religions, and for the most part, the people have learned to live and let live. And during the Egypt holidays and events, the celebrations can be very memorable.

Here are some facts that you need to know about Egyptian holidays and festivals:

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