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Ancient Egyptian Holidays and Traditions

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Olivia Seamone

on 20 November 2012

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Here are a few of the many celebrations: Birthdays At the Opet festival, as an example, there is free food, singing, dancing, and praising the gods. Entertainment More on the Opet Festival Some foods used for festivals are: beans, eggs, and fish. For certain festivals, they will have a specific amount of cake or other baked goods. Foods for festivals Ancient Egyptian Holidays and Traditions There were many holidays each year in Ancient Egypt. There, on average, was a celebration or festival every three days. July 19: Feast of Thoth, the scribe of the gods
Also, on July 19 was the Opet Festival
The Opet Festival celebrated the marriage of two gods, Osiris and Isis.
The Opet Festival is the biggest festival of the year. Feasts The Opet Festival last 24 days, it is the most important festival of the year. The festival is centered around fertility and renewal. Also, during this festival, officials carry a mummy through the streets, showing that the pharaoh is looking over us always. July 17:Birthday of Isis, known as the mother/god of nature and magic.
July 21: Birthday of Aten, the symbol of the sun, or King Tutankhamen
July 27: Queen Hatshepsut's birthday September 2 & February 11: Feast of Osiris, the god of the afterlife and death
December 21: Feast of Isis
January 11: Feast of Sokar, a falcon god
February 1: Feast of Nut, Isis' mother Festivals August 4: Festival of the dead
September 13: Festival of lighting the fires of Nieth
October 20: Festival of Sebek, a crocodile god Festivals honor gods, seasons, and harvest. Calendars They had many different calendars. such as monthly, yearly, and celebration calendars. Cultural Universal: Holidays, Beliefs, and Traditions
By: Olivia Seamone
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