Things to do in Eid – Egyptian Style

  1. Eat “fattah” for breakfast.
  2. Watch old plays (masra7eyat) on TV.
  3. Play with firecrackers (bomb)
  4. Call everyone after Eid prayers to say “Eid Mubarak”, you could of course take it a step further and call before prayers to wake everyone up.
  5. Take a shower (7omayet el 3eed, 3ashan el magary tetfa7)
  6. Wish you hadn’t eaten so much “fattah”.
  7. Try to trick your little cousins into exchanging their 3edeya 20LEs for lots of 25 piasters.
  8. Try to convince your uncles and aunts that you are not too old for a 3edeya.


  • At 2008.12.08 00:51, whisper said:

    happy eid to u and to ur family jessyz

    the only tow persons who still give me 3edeyeh baba 7bebe and my uncle “my mom’s brother”

    even baba last year he increase it he said “I know that life became so hard so i decided to increase it ” 7bebeee :)

    • At 2008.12.08 01:21, gjoez said:

      KOlloh tammam ya Jessyz la7ad the “you are too old for the 3edya” part! I am never too old for an 3edya 😀 😀

      • At 2008.12.08 02:22, Tarek said:

        Happy Eid Jassy and best wishes for you and your family.

        • At 2008.12.11 15:35, Nerro said:

          Belated 3eed greetings :D, el fattah fatasetny 😀

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            • At 2008.12.13 11:22, jessyz said:

              @whisper: My uncle (mom’s brother) was the last one to keep the edeya giving until I got married.
              @gjoez: they all stopped when I got married, except my husband hehehe he’s an oldfashioned sweetie who enjoys giving me money. I think because he’s sure it usually ends up back in the home budget and I rarely splurge or buy silly things.
              @Tarek: hope u had a great eid too
              @Nerro: heheh I don’t eat it actually bit I’ve seen everyone stuffed to understand the effect.

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