Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165603

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CAIRO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The American University in Cairo Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 September 2018

Periodical Public Festivals, & c.—continued

Periodical Public Festivals, & c.—continued

Chapter:
(p.421) Chapter 25 Periodical Public Festivals, & c.—continued
Source:
An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians
Author(s):

Edward William Lane

Jason Thompson

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0025

This chapter continues with descriptions of public festivals and holidays, including the mulid of El-Hasaneyn, the nearby mulid of El-Salih and the mulid of Sayeda Zeinab, all of which take place in Cairo. It describes the various performances, attractions, and religious rituals to be found at these festivals, such as zikr, storytelling, and music, and the author’s personal observations and experiences in these mulids. It then moves to Ramadan—detailing the customs and everyday life in Cairo during this month—and explains the significance of Leilat al-Qadr. It finally moves the two Eids, and their traditions and customs, as well as the processions of the kiswa and mahmal.

Keywords:   Cairo, Festival, Mulid, Performances, Processions, Zikr, Ramadan, Eid, Traditions, Customs

Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .