Samia Abdennour, once an outsider from Palestine, now thoroughly at home in Egypt, is here to answer all of these questions and more, covering: marriage and divorce ; birth and naming ; death ; superstition ; social etiquette ; meals at ...
Author: Samia Abdennour
Publisher: Oxford University Press
An invaluable cultural introduction for newcomers to Egypt
It sometimes seems , in fact , that in Egypt mere physical traditions have been
made largely in order for latecomers to destroy them . The search for cultural
survivals is thus likely to be quite disappointing , producing results , if any , that
Author: Margo Veillon
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
Margo Veillon, one of Egypt's best known and best loved artists, returns to enchant us again with a collection of paintings and drawings depicting the festivals of Egypt. The cycle of Egyptian life is marked by festivals and celebrations: those for births, weddings, saints' mulids, national holidays, and closing the circle, funerals. Margo Veillon draws us in to the joy, exuberance, and occasional sorrow that mark the seasons of Egyptian festivals. This remarkable collection of images fills the viewer with the music and dance that punctuate these events and allows us to participate vicariously through the pages in a swirl of colors, smells, sounds, and exultation.
Author: Helene Henderson
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
A guide to some 3,000 holidays, festivals, celebrations, commemorative days, feasts, and fasts held in countries around the world, as found in 26 well-known and widely held dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works on special days and observances. The main text is an alphabetical arrangement of events by name. Entries may include name of event, person or event named for or honored, location, ethnic or religious group, date established, date of observance, and sources with page numbers. Also included is a section explaining the different calendars of the world and tables of state and national public holidays. An annotated bibliography lists a wide range of books for all ages. Ethnic and geographic, name, religion, and chronological indexes follow the main index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR