Thursday, December 15, 2016

Egyptian Christmas

In Egypt, Christmas is celebrated January 7 instead of December 25. In Egypt only 15% of the population celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday. On January 6 Egyptians go to a special church service. Once the church service ends the families go home and eat a big Christmas feast. Even though not many people are Christians in Egypt they still celebrate Christmas. Santa Claus is called Baba Noel which means Father Christmas.
Children receive new clothes and a few small gifts. Children also buy firecrackers and set them off even though it is illegal. The diet includes peas, beans,cucumbers, dates, figs, and grapes. The meat is usually red meat or fish. ~ Nate Gaines 

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