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In Egypt.. Lanterns express love for prominent figures

Wednesday 16/May/2018 - 11:13 AM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad: Basant Ahmed
As Ramadan month approaches، streets are decorated with lanterns to celebrate the holy month.

Wherever you go، you see Ramadan lanterns even hanging in balconies.
They can be found in houses، restaurants، hotels، malls، etc. Often arranged as a grouping of lights arranged in different designs and shapes. Metal and glass are mostly used for their construction.





Ramadan lanterns، a symbolic decoration، are also extremely popular with children as toys during the holy month.



Ramadan lantern:known as “Fanous” is believed to have originated during the Fatimid Caliphate، primarily centered in Egypt، where tradition holds that the Caliph Al-Muizz Lideenillah was greeted by the Egyptian people holding lanterns to celebrate his arrival at Cairo during the holy month of Ramadan. Its use has now spread to almost all Muslim countries.

In Ancient times it was similar to a lamp، incorporated either candles or oil. then it was developed to be enlightened by lamp with music and songs celebrating Ramadan.


The sellers said that the price of this year’s lanterns are ranging from EGP 50 to EGP150.




This year، many Egyptians are choosing to buy lanterns made in the shape of footballer Mo Salah– as a sign of expressing their love for him.