F is for a Festive Fanooss!
It’s that time of year again! This festive fanooss, or Ramadan lantern, was hanging in front of a shop in Ma’adi last year. I loved how the sun was shining through the colored glass. So much nicer than all the cheap plastic fa-wa-neess available these days! If you’re looking to purchase your own fanooss, read this Al Masry Al Youm Article, In Search of the Fanous Ramadan, for tips on where to find
one without blaring music or chipmunk renditions of Wahawy ya Wahawy (a traditional Ramadan song), and most importantly, a lantern made of something other than plastic.