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Cultural Traditions in Egypt: Cultural Traditions in My World

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Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
Did you know that in Egypt, Christmas is celebrated on January 7th instead of December 25th? Or that the Sebou celebration occurs on day seven, which is considered a lucky number by Egyptians, after a baby is born and involves sprinkling salt around the house to protect the child from bad things. How about weddings in Egypt? Did you know that the bride's hands and feet are painted with henna, a dark reddish-brown dye that stays on the skin for about two weeks? Egypt's cultural traditions are as colorful as they are varied. Many revolve around Muslim traditions, the religion of choice for the majority of Egyptians. Coptic Christian customs are also celebrated, although not often with national holidays, as they are not this country's predominate religion. Studded with colorful photographs that will appeal to young readers, more than twelve major Egyptian traditions are profiled in this book. Early readers while find the text simple enough to enjoy with little to no scaffolding; the text is written at guided reading level O. Part of the ten-country "Cultural Traditions in My World" series, the book will easily appeal to readers up to grade three. A table of contents along with a very brief, one-page glossary, and index round out the text. Early elementary students engaged in units of study on world cultures, the Middle East, or traditions would find this resource useful and engaging. Reviewer: Kris Sauer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778775225
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/30/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 784,395
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to Egypt 4

Family Occasions 6

Mawlid 8

Eid al-Fitr 10

Eid al-Adha 12

New Year's Day 14

Coptic Christmas 16

Abu Simbel Sun Festival 18

Sinai Liberation Day 20

Sham el Naseem 22

Labor Day 24

Eid el-Galaa 26

Revolution Day 28

Armed Forces Day 30

Glossary and Index 32

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