WHAT IS DAILY LIFE LIKE?
Kids sell goods at local markets in their free time. They also babysit their younger siblings and family; there are a lot of them so it’s a hard job. They have tons of chores so don’t have lots of free time. When they do, they love playing games like backgammon, soccer on the streets, tennis, squash, basketball and seega, a game sort of like tic-tac-toe.
Most people have big families and many people living together in one house. Imagine holidays having tons of people together in a small house. When it’s meal time, they have things like baba ghanoush, pita bread, fried fish, and a salad made of parsley, cucumber, tomato and lemon juice.
The law for school in Egypt is children are required to go to school from six years old to fourteen years old. The student can then choose either to go to high school and college or stop at the end of middle school. the schools are very packed.
WHAT ARE COMMONLY PRACTICED RELIGIONS?
Ninety percent of Egypt is Muslim/Islam and the other ten percent is Copt, the oldest religion. Mosques have prayer towers called Minaret. A man called a Muezzin climbs the tower five time a day!! He calls a chant that reminds you to pray.
WHAT are the COMMON LANGUAGEs
Arabic is the official language. But educated Arabs speak French and English as a second language.