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Video: Egypt’s Ramadan Lanterns Stand the Test of Time from YouTube.com

Watch the report below from Al Jazeera English about the making of traditional Ramadan lanterns in Egypt. One lantern maker discusses the impact of importing of Chinese-made lanterns.

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Saudi Aramco World: Ramadan’s Lanterns by John Feeney

a magazine article about the history of Ramadan lanterns in Egypt; includes a translation for the popular children’s song “wahawi ya wahawi”

Lanterns

Arabic Audio Recordings

learn how to pronounce these Egyptian words

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