Holidays to Egypt in April

Holidays to Egypt in April are a great idea, both for sightseeing, and for relaxation and leisure. Days are sunny and hot, but not unbearably hot, and the evenings refreshingly cool.

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Egypt in April

Visiting Egypt in April is simply ideal. While the days are typically hot, the sweltering heat of summer has not yet arrived. Whether you want to book a Nile cruise in April to visit Egypt’s many ancient tourist attractions located on the banks of the Nile River, or whether you only want to relax near the ocean at beach resorts like Hurghada or Sharm El-Sheikh, April is a great time to visit Egypt.

April is the last month of the high season, and by now most tourists have left, but still expect to see lots of tourists at the country’s popular archaeological monuments. You will also see lots of tourists at places like Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh. Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada are among Egypt’s most popular beach holiday destinations.

Both Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh are home to some of the world’s finest dive sites. The warmer weather and even better underwater visibility make SCUBA diving holidays to Egypt in April very popular. Even regular sightseeing Egypt tours in April are very popular.

If you are planning to travel to Egypt in April, continue reading…

Weather in Egypt in April

Holidays to Egypt in April

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A lot of people, who book holidays to Egypt in April, do so because of the great weather one can expect at this time of the year. The days are typically hot, while the evenings are best described as being balmy.

During the day, temperatures in most parts of Egypt fluctuate between 20C (about 68F) and 32C (about 89.6F) with the daily average being about 29C (about 84.2).

While daytime temperatures are higher and nighttime temperatures lower in places like Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel than they are in Cairo, the difference is barely noticeable. In places like Sharm -El Sheikh and other nearby areas like Marsa Alam, the days are also slightly hotter than in Cairo, but there is almost always a gently breeze blowing in off the sea.

All in all, the weather in Egypt in April is perfect for all types of holidays, including family holidays, Nile cruise holidays, sightseeing holidays, and beach holidays.

Easter in Egypt

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on a different date compared to regular Christians in most western countries. While western countries use the Gregorian calendar to calculate what day Easter should fall on, Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar.

The vast majority of Egypt’s Christian population is Orthodox Coptic Christians, and they celebrate Orthodox Easter, which is usually later than Catholic Easter. Since Egypt is a Muslim-majority country, most Egyptians don’t celebrate Easter as Christians do, but it is nonetheless a public holiday.

Unlike Christians who celebrate Easter for religious reasons, Egypt’s Muslim population celebrates “Sham El Nessim” which is the arrival of spring. Orthodox Easter and Sham El Nessim typically fall on the same day.

On Easter weekend, most Christians in Egypt attend a church service on Saturday evening. On Easter Sunday morning they attend church again, and then it is time for family reunions, exchanging gifts, and picnics in open spaces, many of which host a variety of festivals.

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Festivals in Egypt in April

Are there any festivals that you can look forward to during holidays to Egypt in April? Egypt being Egypt, there is almost always some sort of festivals or celebrations taking place, but most of these don’t take place annually.

In April there are only three official public holidays:

  • Sham El Nessim (coincides with Easter)
  • Sinai Liberation Day
  • Labor Day

Sham El Nessim is one of Egypt’s oldest and most sacred celebrations, dating back to the time of Ancient Egypt’s 3rd Dynasty from 2650BC–2575BC. Today Sham El Nessim is celebrated by all Egyptians, regardless of their religion. Visiting parks, zoos, or going for a Nile cruise are all very popular at this time of the year.

Eating colored eggs and salty fermented fish is very popular during Sharm El Nessin, although the health authorities typically warn against eating the fermented fish due to the risk of food poisoning. However, this tradition dates back thousands of years, and modern-day Egyptian are not about to stop following this tradition.

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What to Wear in Egypt in April

What should you wear during holidays to Egypt in April? Considering that April is typically sunny and hot, we would recommend wearing garments which are light and cool. As is the case in any hot climate, loose fitting clothes are best. Also try to get clothes which are made from a breathable fabric, such as cotton for example.

Loose fitting trousers, slacks or long dresses are best, especially for when you are visiting Egypt’s popular archaeological monuments like the Giza Pyramids, Karnak Temple, the Abu Simbel Temples, etc. Bear in mind that many of Egypt’s top ancient temples and tombs are located in or near cities like Cairo and Luxor which are essentially desert areas.

We also recommend wearing a wide brimmed hat to help keep the sun off your face when are outdoors. In the evenings and/or early mornings, a light jacket can come in very handy because despite the fact that winter has passed, the evenings can still be rather cool. Last but not least, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes rather than sandals during sightseeing tours.

What to Pack for Egypt in April

We have already looked at what sort of clothes are best for holidays to Egypt in April, so here are a few other things which you should pack in your luggage for your trip to the Land of the Pharaohs:

  • A small first aid kit containing some plasters, some antibacterial agent, and some anti-diarrhea medication in case you end up with an upset stomach after trying some Egyptian culture food from a roadside stall.
  • A good pair of sunglasses, preferably ones with Polaroid lenses.
  • Sun block and lip balm to prevent excessive sunburn. Ideally, look for a sunscreen lotion that has an SPF rating of at least 15 or above.
  • A universal power adapter so that you can recharge your devices.
  • A portable power bank so you can recharge your phone or camera during tours to different historical sites if it becomes necessary.
  • Sufficient digital storage for storing photos and videos.
  • A travel pillow, preferably one of the inflatable ones that fit around the back of your neck. One of these can make your flight to Egypt that much more comfortable, and they are also great for road trips once you get to Egypt.
  • A secure travel wallet or purse to protect your cash and credit cards against pickpockets.
  • A head scarf if you are a female traveler and you intend visiting one or more mosques when you are in Egypt.

Dream Holidays to Egypt in April

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Last Updated on February 14, 2024