On 27 December 2016, VIS students of class XI had a Skype session (virtual video call) with Ms. Soheir Zaki Abdel-Fattah, a middle school teacher in Alexandria, Egypt. The topic of the session was “Celebrating Christmas”. Our students shared with her how Christmas is celebrated in Delhi and questioned her about the various traditions in Egypt during Christmas.
Ms. Soheir shared about the Christmas feast after the church service. The big Christmas meal always includes meat, eggs, butter, ‘Fata’ a lamb soup which contains bread, rice, garlic and boiled lamb meat. Further, Ms. Soheir explained that Egyptians consider the beautiful city of Alexandria to be their second capital. The most interesting fact was shared that Santa Klaus is called Pere Noel in Alexandria!!
It was a huge learning experience!!