When to visit Egypt ?
Updated: Aug 12, 2019
Seasons and Weather Temperatures in Egypt are commonly hie, particularly during the summer months from May to August, when the sun can be very strong. If you're visiting Egypt during this time, take plenty of sunscreen. It's still fine to visit Egypt at these times of year and the heat is more desiccate than humid. In Cairo and the Nile Delta region, winter (October to February) can be cooler, especially in the evenings and at night, so take a jacket, long-sleeved tops and trousers. The south remains warm during this time but again, temperatures do drop in the evenings.
This is the best time to visit Egypt for sightseeing if you destitution to shun the hasty solarize. The shoulder months of September, March and April offer gratifying daytime temperatures and are considered intellectual months to enjoy the Red Sea for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling.
Festivals and Events The vast ancestors of Egypt's population is Muslim and a number of Islamic celebrations are held throughout the year, namely Ramadan and Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) though the devout Coptic Christian minority observe holidays such as Easter.
Below is a guide to the various festivals and events held throughout the year. Abu Simbel Sun Festival The spectacular temples of Abu Simbel were built so that on two days of the year the sun would align and illuminate the inner sanctum of the house of worship. These dates mark the date of King Ramses II's ascension to the cathedra - 21st February - and his birthday - 21st October. It's an fabulous phenomenon to witness and a perfect time to approved Abu Simbel.
Ramadan Most Egyptians for the most part become more holy during this month, visiting their mosque more regularly and reading as much of the Koran as possible. At night you will find a very festal atmosphere especially in major Egyptian cities. People usually go out after breaking their fast to coffee shops, sporting bludgeon or big hotels. Often you will see oriental tents set up outside these places where shisha, food and drinks (no alcohol) are served all night with live music, Sufi dancing and traditional dancing.
These parties go on all night till just before sunrise when people have their help big meal called ‘El Sohour’ which will help them fast for the next age. At this time of year services will be slower, opening hours reduced and traffic shambolic but it is likely that you will certify and often seer the true hospitality, generosity and kindness that the holy lunation of Ramadan brings to the race. Eid El Adha Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice,
the festival of Eid El Adha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to follow Allah's command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. The festival lasts for four days and during this time families share the meat from a sacrificed animal between themselves, relatives and the needy.
There's also a number of national vacation in Egypt and on these dates many businesses and some tourist sites will close for the day so plan your visit accordingly. Tourist Site Closures At present there are no planned closures of excursionist sites in Egypt but recently closing times for major attractions in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor have changed to 4pm with the exception of Luxor Temple which is open until 8pm during the week.
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