Valentines Day in Cairo

Valentines Day in Cairo — there are signs everywhere that Egyptians celebrate this secular holiday.  However, friends in Gaza tell me that the Qur’an does not allow Muslims to celebrate Valentines Day.

Obviously, since Egypt is predominantly a Muslim country, there must be different interpretations about what is permitted.   I wonder if it’s simply a matter of distinguishing between religious and secular holidays.  Or does it have something to do with the heart?

Valentine display  in Cairo

Valentine display in Cairo

A store in Giza is ready for Valentines Day

Display in Giza

Display in Giza

Two young men asked me to take their picture in front of this beautiful display.

Two young men asked me to take their picture in front of this beautiful display.

These young men in Giza asked me to take their picture. :-)

These young men in Giza asked me to take their picture. 🙂

These two young men riding their motorcycle stopped and asked me to take their picture too.

These two young men riding their motorcycle stopped and asked me to take their picture too.

MY VALENTINE!

MY VALENTINE!

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Deborah Marez-Baca

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