Category Archives: Islam

Egypt – Celebrating Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr is an important religious holiday marking the end of Ramadan the Islamic holy month of fasting. Quiet by coincidence I was in Luxor at that time. I had learned how important this celebration is for Egyptians and was looking forward to it. … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Daily Life – Hidden in Plain Sight

Is this what the lady is wearing under her black Gallebaya?                                                           … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Visiting Egypt April 28-29, 2017

 I just came across this beautiful logo announcing Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Egypt and want to share it with you. Official logo for Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt The official logo of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Egypt reads … Continue reading

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The Snake Charmer

It was a hot afternoon in Luxor and we had just finished lunch. Our driver Ahmed came to pick us up, but we did not have a real destination for the rest of the afternoon. Suddenly Liz got an idea. … Continue reading

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Photo Of The Week – Can You See Me Now?

NO, I can’t! But I can hear you on my cell Phone! More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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New Year in Egypt and around the World

The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually … Continue reading

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Christmas in Egypt

  Christmas in Egypt by Nermin Sami and Jimmy Dunn Because of the time the Holy Family spent in Egypt with the infant Jesus, Christmas is a very special celebration in Egypt. In Egypt, Copts, who are Egypt’s traditional Christians, … Continue reading

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A DECORATED HOUSE – A STATUS SYMBOL

Any Muslim whose circumstances permit it, is asked to make the HAJJ at lest once in his lifetime. Successfully completing the HAJJ,  a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia  is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. In 2015 fourteen … Continue reading

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MISTAKES CAN TELL THE STORY

Without the beautiful wall paintings in the Tombs of the Pharaohs and Nobles as well as  in many Temples we would not know as much about Ancient Egypt as we do. The images tell us about their life and death, who … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – HYGIENE

If you don’t have a bathroom the village fountain is all you need to clean your teeth! More From Egypt Soon Brigitte            

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