In the course of research for the Festivals, Rituals and Ceremonies portfolio, Glenn came across an annual Egyptian festival in honour of a woman called El Saida Nafissa. There is a mosque built in her name in old Cairo and the festivities go on for three days. As tradition has it El saida Nafissa was a moslem mother who, in her time, taught the practice of Islam.

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 Egypt, Old Cairo, Festival of El Saida Nafissa, 1988