Saturday, 23 August 2014

Newborn Baby in Egypt

"The creative adult is the child who survived" - Anonymous

Welcoming a newborn in Egypt is accompanied with pride and great joy. Ritual that has been practiced for ages in Egypt are called as The Sebou (meaning the seventh) one of Egypt’s oldest and most cherished celebrations. The number seven is considered is considered a lucky number.

When the baby was born, the baby is washed in warm water and dressed in a long white cotton dress. On the seventh day or the Sebou celebration, the event starts by scattering salt on the mother and around the house to keep the evil eye away.

Sebou celebration on the seventh day

The mother will steps over the baby seven times without touching it, while older women make loud noise to make the baby aware of sounds. Grandparents shake the baby horizontally and give him orders to obey only their family. 

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