Winter Is Hands Down the Best Season in Egypt, Here’s Why!
The weather is just starting to get chilly and we cannot contain our excitement. Around that time every year, a wave of anticipation fills the air that another winter is just around the corner. It mystifies some people why winter is so loved in Egypt, but we think it’s down to these reasons:
Since it is 35 degrees pretty much most year round, we get super excited for a change in weather during the winter months. It’s the only time of the year when we can go around doing whatever we want without sweating like a pig. It also generally puts us in a better mood to not have a scorching sun directed at us for 12 hours every day.
Even though we don’t have the drainage system to support it, dear God help us if it rains! Everyone starts posting on Facebook and Twitter “Rain <3” and Instagram gets flooded with rain pictures. Really, if the sky so much as just hails, we go crazy and our weather makes international headlines.
It’s totally fine to gain weight
Even though we don’t really have Western Christmas, everyone here loves the famous holiday nonetheless! We get all excited with reindeer ears, candy canes, and gingersnap cookies. Some schools even have one of their teachers dressing as Santa and distributing present! Maybe we love it so much because it directly leads to New Year’s Eve. Don’t even get us started on Egyptians’ excitement about that!
Everything looks prettier
People look all chic in their winter clothes, streets somehow look cleaner; we don’t know if it’s the drizzle of rain we get every winter that makes everything look cleaner or if the cloudy weather gives us a romantic European feel. Either way, Egypt looks at its best in winter.
For most of us, winter reminds us of our young days at school and the excitement that used to fill us when we change the summer uniforms for the winter. It also brings back memories of all the above things we love!