WORLD Egypt celebrates closing Ramadan festival

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Egypt celebrates closing Ramadan festival

By Liu Hui | People's Daily app

05:24, June 18, 2018

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Families, friends, and relatives spend the afternoon outside celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the last holiday of Ramadan on June 17, 2018. (Photo: Liu Hui)

Egypt (People’s Daily) - Egyptians across the country are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a holiday marking the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan. 

Amid government efforts that include slashing fuel and electricity subsidies and imposing a value-added tax and currency floatation, families were still able to meet just as they do every year at places like Al-Azhar Park or along the banks of the Nile River, and even Tahrir Square. 

Local media reported that by 8 pm downtown Cairo was congested with holiday traffic.

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Traffic congestion at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on June 17, 2018. (Photo: Liu Hui)

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Egyptians across the country spent the day outside with family and friends celebrating the final holiday Ramadan on June 17, 2018. (Photo: Liu Hui)

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Egyptians across the country celebrated the final holiday of Ramadan outside with friends and family on June 17, 2018. (Photo: Liu Hui)

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Families and friends gathered outside at parks to celelbrate the last holiday of Ramadan on June 17, 2018. (Photo: Liu Hui)

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