When we were in Luxor in January, we happened across a funeral procession. Andrew snapped a picture.
When we were in the Khan yesterday, we happened across a wedding procession. I snapped a picture.
I can’t tell you much about the details of either weddings or funerals here since I have been invited to neither. And it’s hard to separate the different traditions into culture verses religion. I know a lot more about Indian weddings and funerals than I do about Egyptian weddings or funerals, although most of what I know I learned from Bollywood.
There are some similar traditions, though. Cultures naturally influence each other, especially in the case of a shared religion, in this case, Islam.
Street processions seem fairly popular in both places.
Also, wearing the color red on your wedding day; although white is becoming more and more popular thanks to Western influence.
Obviously I have more questions than answers.