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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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Periodical Public Festivals, & c.—continued

Periodical Public Festivals, & c.—continued

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

Edward William Lane

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

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

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