Egypt celebrates the arrival of spring

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Like their ancient ancestors, modern-day Egyptians regard the spring onion as a were a magical cure-all.

Like their ancient ancestors, modern-day Egyptians regard the spring onion as a were a magical cure-all.

© RIA Novosti . Nadim ZuauiA smoked herring dish, ringa, is the centerpiece of a traditional table set to celebrate Egypt’s spring festival, known locally as Sham el Naseem.
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A smoked herring dish, ringa, is the centerpiece of a traditional table set to celebrate Egypt’s spring festival, known locally as Sham el Naseem.
© RIA Novosti . Nadim Zuaui Eating fish is a tribute to the Nile, along which Egyptians have been living for thousands of years. Crayfish is another delicacy from the river, traditionally offered during the spring festival Sham el Naseem.
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Eating fish is a tribute to the Nile, along which Egyptians have been living for thousands of years. Crayfish is another delicacy from the river, traditionally offered during the spring festival Sham el Naseem.
© RIA Novosti . Nadim Zuaui To celebrate the spring festival, Egyptians usually head to parks, the Nile riverfront, or to the seaside. At this time of year, the weather in Egypt is usually pleasantly mild, with clear skies.
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To celebrate the spring festival, Egyptians usually head to parks, the Nile riverfront, or to the seaside. At this time of year, the weather in Egypt is usually pleasantly mild, with clear skies.
© RIA Novosti . Nadim ZuauiLike their ancient ancestors, modern-day Egyptians regard the spring onion as a were a magical cure-all.
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Like their ancient ancestors, modern-day Egyptians regard the spring onion as a were a magical cure-all.
© RIA Novosti . Nadim Zuaui Families have picnics in any spot with vegetation, however sparse, even on roadsides or in cemeteries.
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Families have picnics in any spot with vegetation, however sparse, even on roadsides or in cemeteries.
© RIA Novosti . Nadim Zuaui On Sham el Naseem, acacia usually begins blooming in Egypt.
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On Sham el Naseem, acacia usually begins blooming in Egypt.
© RIA Novosti . Nadim Zuaui A cruise on a pleasure boat along the Nile is another old tradition associated with the spring festival Sham el Naseem.
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A cruise on a pleasure boat along the Nile is another old tradition associated with the spring festival Sham el Naseem.
© RIA Novosti . Nadim Zuaui Egyptians celebrating the spring festival
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Egyptians celebrating the spring festival
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