When we talk about Egypt culture and
tradition we talk about a mix of tribal customs, traditions
dating from the pharaohs` times and modernity.
their ancient times, the Egyptians had a true preoccupation
for their culture.
A fact proved by the relics and artifacts
found in the excavations made in the historical sites from
Egypt. The royalty of the ancient Egypt had a cult for the
gold jewelry and paid much attention to the clothes they
were wearing, preferring the silk clothes.
The life of the
ancient Egyptians was coordinated by their gods and
goddesses in who they have a very strong faith. The
ancient Egypt's religious practices were related to
the celestial bodies and their movements.
ancient Egyptians` literary culture is a very
complex and rich one; the inscriptions from the
tombs and the texts from the pyramids represent the
best examples of the ancient literature of Egypt.
The library of Alexandria was considered the world's
biggest library, having numerous manuscripts of the
Egypt's ancient literature.
Today's culture in
Egypt is a cosmopolitan one, in Egypt living people
that have different background of culture. Egypt's
culture is special and unique due to the fact that
the Egyptians kept intact their old cultural
heritage and in the same time, they created a new,
modern cultural identity.
The Egyptians are very open and friendly with the
visitors of their country and also very aware of
their history and civilization. If you will be
invited into an Egyptian's house and you will
refuse, you will have to promise to the owner of the
house that you will come someday into his house.
And if you will not keep your
promise, the person whom you made the promise will feel very
humiliated.If you are a man, you should know that is an etiquette
infringement to talk to an unknown woman from Egypt,
according to the Egyptian traditions.
Also, when you talk to an Egyptian you have to keep a little
distance between you and him; when talking to him you will
see more Egyptians gathering around you, talking to each
other, trying to find a solution to your subject.
In Egypt is a tradition for women to marry virgin, their
virginity being considered by men the prove of a good karma
and a good morality. Women wear a scarf on their heads as
symbol of Muslim piety, their obedience and modesty.
According to the Islam tradition a woman have to be modest
and not at all seductive to a stranger man.
When you enter into a mosque in Egypt, you have to take your
shoes off and let them at the entrance; both men and women
must be dressed in long trousers and a long shirt, and the
women must not have their arms bared. The same rules are
available when visiting the religious schools called
Madrassas and the mausoleums. The most important holiday in
Egypt is Ramadan, a religious holiday for Muslims that last