Egyptian families flock to public parks for Sham El-Nessim, which has been celebrated since ancient times
Sham El-Nessim is an old Egyptian tradition which can be traced back to an ancient festival welcoming the new harvest.
It is celebrated by eating salty fish called "Herring" and vegetables.
Egyptians still celebrate Sham El-Nessim as a sign of the Spring advent. It is an official holiday and people visit parks and public gardens.
All photos by Mai Shaheen