As a predominantly Islamic country, religious festivals and memorials have an important role to play in Egypt’s society.
The celebration of Mohammed’s birthday, sometimes known as Mawlid, is to be held on March 9th in 2009 and is a major event in public life.
Visitors on Egypt tours should look out for the colourful and sometimes spectacular celebrations going on across the nation.
Parades and special decorations abound throughout Egypt at this time and whole communities gather together for this important religious and social festival.
Children receive special sweets for the occasion and carnival-like events abound in towns and cities, with local mosques forming the focal points for this significant occasion.
Thought to have originated in Egypt, Mawlid celebrations vary the world over and from country to country each observance is unique.
Egypt’s is unlike any other and travellers would be well-advised to take time out of their Egypt tour to witness this special and unique occasion.
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