Saturday,21 April, 2018
Current issue | Issue 1388, (5 - 11 April 2018)
Saturday,21 April, 2018
Issue 1388, (5 - 11 April 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Sham Al-Nessim

Sham Al-Nessim
Sham Al-Nessim
Al-Ahram Weekly

SPRING is in the air. And Egypt’s very own Spring festival, Sham Al-Nessim — or literally “Sniffing the Breeze” — is a very special occasion celebrated by all Egyptians. Special dishes are prepared like coloured boiled eggs, fermented fish (feseekh) and salted herring, or ringa.

Sham Al-Nessim ushers in the summer and Egyptians store their winter garments and dress in brightly coloured summer clothes. There is an all-embracing feeling of joy and festivity. Families flock to the gardens and children run amok.

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