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Celebrating New Year & Christmas in Egypt is an entirely different customs compared to other countries. The most important difference lies with the fact that Christmas in Egypt is celebrated on January 7th according to the Christian Coptic Faith instead of on December 25th. Christmas traditions in Egypt are influenced by regional traditions throughout the country and thus have certain diversity. The preceding forty days of Christmas in Egypt for example are known as Advent season. This long period is of special importance for Coptic people who abstain from eating meat, poultry or dairy products during this time.