The Virgin Mary Tree in El Matariya is one of the most famous places that the Holy Family stopped and in their journey from Egypt to Palestine. Christians believe that the virgin stopped at this holy spot and a spring of water sprouted to quench her thirst and to wash her son's cloths. A large number of Christians visit the Virgin Mary Tree every Christmas. It is negotiated that the name El Matariya is derived from the Latin word" Mater" or " Mother" to commemorate the presence of the Virgin Mary on this land.