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Cultural Traditions in Egypt
     

Cultural Traditions in Egypt

by Lynn Peppas
 

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778775171
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Series:
Cultural Traditions in My World Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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