Egypt dominates Ramadan traditions around the world. As a country, Ramadan in Egypt is very authentic. The vibes in the street, the food, and the TV shows, not to mention the pure souls all around the roads, are vital keys in Ramadan. What differentiates Egypt traditions among other Ramadan traditions around the world are the colorful decorations, especially the Fanous, which all the Egyptians use to greet the holy month of Ramadan.
Fanous or lantern has some fantastic stories behind it. Back to the Fatimid Caliphate, when Almouiz Ledeen Allah arrived from Morocco to Cairo streets at night, the Egyptians welcomed him holding these lights on all the roads. Since then, the Egyptians have used it during Ramadan, becoming a symbol for the month.
Also, Al Mesaharaty, a man who goes around each area, calls the families and children by their names to wake them up for Suhur, the meal Muslims start fasting with.