Egyptian Customs and Festivals

Egyptian Customs and Festivals How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan How do Copts Egyptian Christians celebrate Easter What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home What do you say when an

  • Title: Egyptian Customs and Festivals
  • Author: Samia Abdennour
  • ISBN: 9789774160608
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan How do Copts Egyptian Christians celebrate Easter What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home What do you say when an Egyptian colleague sneezes Exactly what do Egyptians do with a mortar and pestle, a sieve, and a bag of nuts seven days after the birth of a baby Samia Abdennour, once anHow do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan How do Copts Egyptian Christians celebrate Easter What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home What do you say when an Egyptian colleague sneezes Exactly what do Egyptians do with a mortar and pestle, a sieve, and a bag of nuts seven days after the birth of a baby Samia Abdennour, once an outsider from Palestine, now thoroughly at home in Egypt, is here to tell you all about these matters and many In a book that aims to introduce the unfamiliar newcomer or interested foreign reader to the hows, whats, and whys of Egyptians life, the author covers such diverse topics as birth, marriage, and death religious festivals and fasting food in the home and on the street business etiquette and terms of politeness She describes how some traditions differ between the two religious communities, the Muslims and the Copts, and how some customs are shared by all Egyptians like the spring festival of Shamm al Nisim smelling the breezes that goes back to pharaonic times With Egyptian Customs and Festivals, you need never be at a loss in a social situation in Egypt or fail to understand what your neighbors are up to Illustrated throughout with color photographs of daily life and special occasions, this fascinating and informative book is a must have for anyone new to Egyptian culture.

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    1. Samia Abdennour, a Palestinian who has largely adapted to Egypt, does give a brief but extremely information dense book to aid one in understanding festivals, holidays, and religious and cultural customs of Egyptians, both Coptic and Muslim. While not a break-down of Egyptian culture nor an ethnography, Abdennour's life as an "insider outsider" helps her see what areas of Egyptian life may seem strange during the holidays and gives one advice as to how to avoid making problems. She also helps on [...]

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