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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians$
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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

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Private Festivities, & c.

Private Festivities, & c.

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(p.461) Chapter 27 Private Festivities, & c.
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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians
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Edward William Lane

Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0027

This chapter turns to private festivities and celebrations that take place within the family at home. These include marriage (discussed in detail in earlier chapters) and the days that follow, the birth of a child, circumcision of a boy, and the acceptance of a boy into a trade. This chapter looks at the types of entertainment employed—music, singers, and dancers, or Qur’an recitation and zikr—for men and women’s quarters, guests that visit the house or take part in processions, and the different foods and rituals that are observed.

Keywords:   Marriage, Birth, Circumcision, Celebrations, Music, Qur’an, Rituals

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