2008 News Archive - Holidays - Egyptian wedding bliss

19 09 2007

Egypt is a country steeped in ancient history, magnificent ruins and interesting traditions.

Autumn in the country is no different in this respect, as one of the most intriguing of all traditions the culture has will be on display for all to see.

The Pharoanic Wedding Festival is exactly as it sounds, a festival of couples getting hitched and declaring their undying love for one another.

Perhaps a romantic's dream, or maybe just an unusual spectacle to observe, tourists are likely to get an excellent insight into this most sacred of ceremonies.

According to the organisers, the ancient Egyptians were the first exchange nuptials and embark on a married life with their loved one, thus this festival celebrates an event that has happened for 5,000 years.

Taking place in the Karnak Temple in Luxor, only 40 couples are selected from a range of applicants to exchange vows.

Egypt is home to some of the world's greatest monuments, such as the famous pyramids.

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