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Iconic Eid Scenes in Egyptian Movies

For Eid, we've selected four iconic movie scenes that vividly depict the holiday spirit in Egypt…

Hassan Tarek

Iconic Eid Scenes in Egyptian Movies

Egyptian cinema has long captured the essence of Eid celebrations on the silver screen. For the holiday season, we found four iconic movie scenes that not only reflect the rich cultural traditions and customs associated with Eid in Egypt, but also offer audiences a glimpse into the spirit of unity, generosity and renewal that defines this cherished holiday…

3asal Eswed (2010)

In this comedy, Masry rediscovers the warmth of his hometown’s Eid celebrations after spending 20 years away, wrapping him in nostalgia and joy.

Taymour w Shafee’a (2007)

Store-bought kahk or homemade? Ragaa El Gidawi and Hala Fakher ignite an iconic debate in ‘Taymour w Shafee'a’, sparking heated discussions that continue to divide audiencesز

Hammam fe Amsterdam (1999)

Director Saeed Hamed sets the tone of the film with scenes brimming with joyful Eid celebrations. In the initial 15 minutes, he intricately portrays the cherished rituals of an ordinary Egyptian family on this special occasion. From the traditional Eid breakfast to the heartfelt moments shared as the family gathers at home, reminiscing about cherished memories of Eid, and culminating in the heartwarming tradition of giving ‘Eidiyah’ to the children.

Hena Maysara (2007)

In his portrayal of Eid rituals, Director Khaled Youssef captured the essence of community life with vibrant exaggeration, as evidenced in scenes depicting sacrificial ceremonies following the Eid prayer. A heartwarming moment unfolds as the entire family gathers to savour Fattah, an Eid delicacy.