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Egyptian Holidays. Andrew Buisson and Jinny Kim. Ramadan. Ramadan starts on the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. Ramadan is a time where people concentrate on their beliefs and less on everyday things like, eating and drinking. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Egyptian Holidays

    Andrew Buisson and Jinny Kim

  • RamadanRamadan starts on the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.Ramadan is a time where people concentrate on their beliefs and less on everyday things like, eating and drinking.When the people fast they cant eat or drink for the whole day until about five o clock.They can only eat before the sun rises and after the sun sets.At the end of the day the people usually have a feast called an Iftar.

  • Eid el FitrEid means festivity and Fitr means to break the fast so when some one says Eid el Fitr it means a festivity that breaks the fast.Eid el Fitr is a holiday after Ramadan that is three days long.Eid el Fitr is the time to get ready for the big Iftar after the Fast.

  • Eid el AdhaEid el Adha is otherwise known as the feast of sacrifice.This is the day when Abraham was about to sacrifice his son and almost did but a booming voice said sacrifice a ram instead.The people sacrifice a cow or lamb and only eat one third of it the rest goes to the poor.

  • Sham el NessimSham el Nessim means sniffing the breeze.Sham el Nessim starts at the begginning of spring.Sham el Nessim is almost 4,500 years old.Sham el nessim is celebrated by eating traditional food.

  • Quizz!1.What is fasting?

    A. A time when people dont eat.B. A time when people dont drink.C. A time period in where people dont eat or drink.D. All of the above

  • If you think C.

    Then you are correct!!

  • 2. What did Abraham do on the hill?

    He sacrificed himself.He was about to sacrifice his son but sacrificed a ram instead because a loud voice said he could.He sacrificed a ram.He sacrificed a goat.

  • If you think B.

    Then you are correct!

  • An iftar is a huge feast and eid el fitr is three days long.An iftar is a holiday and the eid is two days long.An iftar is a piece of clothing and the eid is one day long.An iftar is a food and the eid is only half a day long.3. What is an Iftar and how long is Eid el fitr?

  • If you think A.

    You are correct!

  • 4. What does sham el Nessim mean?

    A. Sniffing the roses.B. Picking our noses.C. Sniffing our toes.D. Sniffing the breeze

  • If you think D.

    You are correct!

  • Sources of informationThe Fast of Ramadan.11/18/08. http://www.holidays.net/ramadan/story.htm.Eid el Fitr. 11/18/08. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_ul-Fitr. Eid el Adha. 11/18/08. http://www3.kumc.edu/diversity/ethnic_relig/eid-al-adha.html. Sham el Nessim. Heba Fatteen Bizzari.11/19/08. http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/shamelnaseen.htm.

  • Sources of PicturesRamadans pictures Iftar Duasi. 11/25/08. www.zamanbitiyor.com/haber_detay.asp?haberID=1250. Image:Iftar beguni.JPG. 11/25/08. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Iftar_beguni.JPG.Haberler. 11/25/08. http://www.kirac.bel.tr/haber.php?islem=haber_detay&id=428.

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