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Basic Egypt information, customs and traditions

Basic Egypt information, customs and traditions

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  • 1. Egypt Brought to you by Waldemar Santiago
  • 2. Egypt
    • A country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula f orming a land bridge in Western Asia.
    • Borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.
  • 3. People
    • Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East.
    • The great majority of its estimated 82 million live near the banks of the Nile River.
  • 4. People Cont.
    • Egyptians are always there when you need help.
    • They invite you into their houses when they hardly know you.
    • Family ties are far stronger than in the west.
    • Most don't drink alcohol or eat pork.
  • 5. Ramadan
    • Is the ninth of the twelve months in the Islamic lunar calendar.
    • People fast from dawn to sunset, every day. This means not consuming food and drink, including water, during daylight hours.
    • It is the time when they all come close to each other and respect each other.
  • 6. Customs
    • Share bread off the same plate as another to commemorate opening up a relationship with that person.
    • Egyptian men kiss other men on the cheek.
    • It's considered highly inappropriate to tip professionals. If you take a taxi, don't tip.
  • 7. Traditions
    • Many weddings are still "arranged marriages" with the old tradition still alive of the groom's family proposing to the bride to be.
    • Egyptians believe direct eye contact is a sign of honesty and sincerity, so be prepared for disconcertingly intense stares.
  • 8. Conclusion
    • Egypt its a very interesting country, full of history and traditions that follow generation after generation until this day. It is definitely a place I would visit before I die.
  • 9. Reference
    • Egypt. (2009, February 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:26, February 24, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Egypt&oldid=272930329
    • Panto, D. (2007, November 27). The Customs of Egypt - What To Expect. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Customs-of-Egypt---What-To-Expect&id=853261