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Daemon
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Sham el-Nessim

A national holiday and folk festival in Egypt, Sham el-Nessim has been observed for thousands of years as a day to smell the breezes and celebrate spring. While the date is set by the Coptic calendar, the holiday is now a non-religious national holiday observed by everyone as a family affair. Traditionally, people pack picnics to have outings along the Nile River or in parks. Certain food is specified for the occasion: the main dish is fessikh, a kind of salted fish, and it's also traditional to have mouloukhiya (stuffed vine leaves) and eggs with decorated, colored shells. More...
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Sham el-Nessim
A national holiday and folk festival in Egypt, Sham el-Nessim has been observed for thousands of years as a day to smell the breezes and celebrate spring. While the date is set by the Coptic calendar, the holiday is now a non-religious national holiday observed by everyone as a family affair. Traditionally, people pack picnics to have outings along the Nile River or in parks. Certain food is specified for the occasion: the main dish is fessikh, a kind of salted fish, and it's also traditional to have mouloukhiya (stuffed vine leaves) and eggs with decorated, colored shells.
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Daemon wrote:
Sham el-Nessim

A national holiday and folk festival in Egypt, Sham el-Nessim has been observed for thousands of years as a day to smell the breezes and celebrate spring. While the date is set by the Coptic calendar, the holiday is now a non-religious national holiday observed by everyone as a family affair. Traditionally, people pack picnics to have outings along the Nile River or in parks. Certain food is specified for the occasion: the main dish is fessikh, a kind of salted fish, and it's also traditional to have mouloukhiya (stuffed vine leaves) and eggs with decorated, colored shells. More...
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Sham el Nessim has derived from ancient Hieroglyphic word “shamu’’. It is one of the Egyptian feasts whereas the Egyptians have celebrated by that day from 4700 years B.C.

The ancient Egyptian has performed some specific rituals and ancient tradition dates back to thousands of years such as getting outside to the parks and gardens.

Also, they were preparing special known Egyptian food such as Easter eggs and the most traditional Egyptian food are “Fesikh”, herring, and sardine ‘’they are kind of salted fish which dried and preserved in a salt for a specific period of time’’.

Moreover; the Egyptians keep performing these rituals and celebrating by this day until now.

The fish was considered as a Symbol of fertility and they were putting rotten fish specially “Mullets“ with dead people because they were believing that when they turned back to the life, they would find something to eat and they particularly used this kind of fish because this kind put its eggs at the same time of the year so they found it the fittest food to eat during celebration.

Also, they believed that the Nile was the life and taking a walk nearby it considered the most important ritual they must do in the spring season.

The Greek historian ‘’Herodotus’’ confirmed that the Egyptian were eating salted fish in their feasts.


https://www.egyptprivatetourguide.com/egyptian-culture/ancient-egyptian-feasts-sham-el-nessim-feast-ancient-pharaohs-now/


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