Shem-el-Nessim

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Shem-el-Nessim

“Smell the breezes” This is the Egyptian national holiday marking the start of spring. The holiday is found to be celebrated in antiquity, as far back as 4500 years ago. It falls on the first Monday following the Coptic Easter. Schutz students had a half-day holiday on Shem-el-Nessim as early as 1924, the first year the school was open.