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Egyptian customs and festivals

Author: Samia Abdennour
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How do Copts - Egyptian Christians - celebrate Easter? 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 answer all of these questions and more, covering:  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samia Abdennour
ISBN: 9789774160608 9774160606
OCLC Number: 148667870
Description: xii, 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Masr Umm il-Dunya --
Muslims --
Copts --
Calendars --
Customs and Traditions --
Names --
The Name of God --
Marriage --
Divorce --
Subu' --
Death --Superstition --
Egyptian Etiquette --
Food --
Guests at Meals --
Street Foods --
Rites and Festivities --
Mulids --
Muslim Festivities --
Ramadan --
'Id al-Fitr --
'Id al-Adha --
Coptic Festivities --
Coptic Fasting --
Christmas --
Epiphany --
Holy Week and Easter --
Secular Festivities --
Shamm al-Nisinl --
Proverbs --
Recipes.
Responsibility: Samia Abdennour.

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How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How do 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  Read more...

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