Culture and customs of egypt

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Culture Shock! Egypt by Susan L. Wilson

Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular Culture Shock! series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. Culture Shock! country guides are easy-to-read, accurate, and entertaining crash courses in local customs and etiquette. Culture Shock! practical guides offer the inside information you need whether youre a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. Culture Shock! at your Door guides equip you for daily life in some of the worlds most cosmopolitan cities. And Culture Shock! Success Secrets guides offer relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that can make the difference between business success and failure.

Each Culture Shock! title is written by someone whos lived and worked in the country, and each book is packed with practical, accurate, and enjoyable information to help you find your way and feel at home.

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Guide to Egypt and Egyptian culture, society, language, etiquette, customs, manners and protocol.
Susan L. Wilson

Traditions and Cultures of Egypt

The population density of the inhabited area is such that the presence of people is obvious everywhere, even in the open countryside. In the early morning and the late afternoon, the fellahin can be seen in large numbers on the roads, going to or coming from the fields with their farm animals. In the delta older women in long black robes, younger ones in more colourful cotton s, and children over age 6 help with the less strenuous tasks. In some parts of the valley , however, women over age 16 do not work in the field, and their activities are confined to the household. They seldom appear in public except with a black muslin headdress covering their heads and faces.

Egypt is the internationally used name but not the name used by the people of the country. It derives from the Greek Aegyptos, which in turn probably comes from ancient Egyptian words referring to the land Hut-ka-ptah, or "house of the essence [ka] of Ptah," a local god. Western names derive from this, as does the word "Copt" in Arabic, qibt. In Arabic, the name is Misr. This name is older than the Muslim conquest, but is attested to in the Koran.

Egypt has a rich history and culture dating back thousands of years, starting with the Pharaonic culture, then Christianity and Islam. Egypt is.
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A funny tradition that Egyptian women have occurs when they cook Mulukhiya, a dish of vegetables mixed with leaves of Corchorus olitorius. One of the most-traditional Egyptian dishes , it is not easy to perfect its taste. Some believe that when the woman cooking Molokhiya does this when adding garlic to the Mulukhiya pot, it gets the right taste and is prepared perfectly. Those visiting an Egyptian family should remember to drink all of their juice—especially if the family has daughters. A very common request, Egyptians say it on various occasions depending on the situation. Marakbiya originates from the word markb, which means boat in English.

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device, in keeping with the standard policy of most large websites. What are cookies? A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you Cookie Policy. Egypt's culture and customs are truly cosmopolitan and the perfect fusion of many of the other cultures and traditions here.

Modern Egypt blends African history and geography with Arab culture and religion. With its position at the crossroads of Africa, its status as a major Islamic nation, and continuing interest in its ancient monuments, Egypt makes for fascinating study. This volume provides an accessible, up-to-date overview of a society that greatly evolved, yet retains traces of attitudes and behaviors from the days of the Pharaohs. This volume's insights into everyday life, sociopolitical structures, and cultural institutions transcend ordinary guide books. Asante, a noted Africanist, authoritatively presents the richness of Egypt from the Nile to the Nubian influence, to Cairo congestion and carpet schools. Chapters describe the land, people, history, education, tourism, religion, art and architecture, food, social customs and lifestyles, literature, media, cinema, and performing arts. A chronology, glossary, and numerous photos enhance the text.

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  1. Egypt's culture and customs are truly cosmopolitan and the perfect fusion of many of the other cultures and traditions here. Here the tradition, introduced by.

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