Christmas in Egypt
In December 2002, January 7 was considered an official holiday for Christians and Muslims alike. Egyptian Orthodox Christians Copts celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on January 7th, a date equivalent to the 29th day of the Coptic month of "kiohk, or Khiahk".
Eid Al-Adh’ha (Greater Bairam)
The second annual Muslim festival is Eid al-Adh’ha. Muslims head for Mecca to perform the rituals of pilgrimage. The most important part of these rituals is spending the night of 9th of thill’hijja on Arafat a mountain nearby Mecca.