In this Sunday, June 15, 2014 photo, Egyptians shop for traditional lanterns used for the holy month of Ramadan starting next week, at a market in the neighborhood of Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo, Egypt. Many devout Muslims in the Middle East will start observing the dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy month of Ramadan next week. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah, El Shorouk Newspaper)
A typical sight in the days preceding and during the celebration of Ramadan , is the vision of many colored fanus , or Ramadan lantern. Generally children are found with a small fanus in the street , after dark singing Wahawi ya Wahawi (metaphorically meaning the light of fire)…Iyuha (an unknown word which is used to rhyme in between)…Ruht ya Sha’ban …Wi Gheet ya Ramadan …Iyuha….Bint el Sultan …Iyuha…Labsa el Guftan …Iyuha…Yalla ya Ghaffar …Iduna el Idiya ..Yalla ya Ghafar.