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Egyptians consider marriage as one of the most crucial events in their lives because it means a moral way of psychological and biological satisfaction. Most of Egyptians make a weeding celebration after the religious ceremony in the church or the mosque. The reception starts with the Zaffa or the musical march procession with dancers, drums, music, the family and friends of the bride and the groom. It could take until one hour in a joy ambiance where the entertainers in the head then the groom and bride followed by their parents and close friends and family finally the rest of the friends. In popular class the zaffa held in the street, in the middle and upper class it is held in the reception hall and it ends when the bridal couple sits on the decorative chairs on a raised platform in a symbolic image of the coronation where they are a royal couple for few hours.

260 Fig. 123: Coptic Cross with Coptic writing that reads Jesus Christ Son of God.

Fig. 124-125: Moulid procession of Abu El-Abbas in Alexandria

Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project  
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