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Picture of the day: Tahrir square celebrates Christmas and El-Moulid

Egyptians stand to take pictures with Christmas and El-Moulid lights in the shape of a tree with bride on top in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Dec 24, 2015 (Photo: Hannah Porter)

This year's celebration of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday precedes Christmas by two days. 

The humble Christmas tree has a rich history, from evergreen trees used to symbolise eternal life in Ancient Egypt to tree worship among pagan Europeans. The modern version has its origins in Germany, where the song "O Tannenbaum" is still a festive favourite.

Moulid dolls are part of the secular aspects of Mulids (Carnivals of Faith) in Egypt. Dating back to ancient Egypt, such celebrations were revived in Egypt during the Fatimid Era with special emphasis on Prophet Mohammed and his descendants. Moulid candy dolls are one of the most popular ornaments of the festivity.  

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Tahris Square Celebrates Christmas and El Mouled
25-12-2015 09:37am
It is not only PICTURE of the DAY...BUT ALSO PICTURE OF THE YEAR....All Egyptians the whole 90 million are celebrating together a National Feast... Commemorating the Birth of Two Great Prophets (Peace Be Upon Them.) Long Live Egypt and Long Live the President of Egypt - President El Sissi
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