最盛大的节日:斋月

虽然埃及的文化比较多元,但最盛大的节日依旧是一个伊斯兰教节日——斋月 Ramadan

斋月期间的丰盛美食。图片来源:www.wamda.com

在这一整个月的时间里,穆斯林们会在每天的日出到日落期间进行斋戒:不吃饭、不饮酒、不吸烟、不进行性生活。

听起来是很清苦的一个月?其实并不是,因为每天日落之后斋戒就结束了,大家会开始大吃大喝过节,街上会变得非常热闹,而且斋月期间还会有很多特色美食。

Ramadan is a national celebration that runs for a whole month and is held annually. During this time, the people fast during the day when the sun is up and break their fast when the sun sets and they can party, eat and drink. Most Muslims fast (avoiding food, drink, sex, cigarettes) from sunrise to sunset throughout the month. Ramadan is generally a time of heightened piety. Muslims who might drink otherwise will often refrain. The fast can have an effect on schedules with restaurants and shops staying closed during the middle of the day and opening after the fast is broken at sundown. Opening hours for tourism sites may shift as well, closing one hour earlier to allow employees to get home to break the fast.
斋月是埃及每年举办的为期一个月的全国性庆祝活动。在这期间,人们会在太阳升起时斋戒,在太阳落山后结束斋戒,然后就可以吃喝玩乐了。大多数穆斯林这个月都会在日出到日落间进行斋戒(避免饮食、饮酒、性生活与吸烟)。斋月期间大家通常都虔诚得多,那些本来会饮酒的穆斯林一般也会开始节制。斋戒过程可能会影响到你的时间表,因为餐厅和商店在白天都会关门,日落后斋戒停止才会开门。旅游景点的开放时间也可能发生变化,它们会提早一小时关门好让员工能回家结束斋戒。

游客们当然不用跟着一起斋戒,不过由于全国大部分人都在斋戒,所以最好不要在外面公开饮食,不然会显得不礼貌。

 

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