Cairo , the capital of Egypt , is the largest city in Africa. This is one of the most crowded places in the world. Tightness, stuffiness, dust, a lot of people and cars moving in a continuous stream. The capital of Egypt is called the “city of a thousand minarets.” And this is true: by the number of elegant, graceful, majestic mosques, not a single eastern city can compare with Cairo. Traveling in Cairo is hard work . But here are the most interesting sights, the legacy of a change of epochs and civilizations. Egyptian pyramids and museums, Islamic mosques and castles, Coptic shrines – require at least a week for review. Cairo also has the richest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. In the suburb of Cairo – Giza – stand the legendary tombs of antiquity – the Egyptian pyramids, and the oldest on earth sculpture – the Great Sphinx.
The main “event” is Ramadan, even this is not a holiday, but a religious event.
As most of you know, this is a holy month when people go hungry before sunset, hold special prayer sessions, and everyone has to donate charity, spend time with their families and live in general without committing sins. However, after sunset, the city looks completely different. The streets are lit with bright lights, people gather in a place , music is in the air. It is definitely very interesting to observe Ramadan, but remember that in those days it is not polite to eat and drink in public — respect local people for their customs and practices.
On the other hand, Ramadan is a great time to enjoy the city without excessive movement, as many people rest and travel outside Cairo.
In addition to religious holidays, the main national holidays are Sinai Liberation Day (April 25), Labor Day (May 1), Revolution Day (July 23, with reference to the 1953 Revolution), Armed Forces Day (October 6) and of course, National Day 25 January!
Cairo offers travelers a variety of excursion programs.On the territory of the city there are more than a hundred pyramids, each of which is full of its secrets and legends.
In Cairo, it is customary to tip literally for any service. Be sure to leave a cash reward to the waiter in the restaurant, the maid in the hotel and the guide,