2016 Advent Calendar: Day 8

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Luke 2:5

[Joseph] went [to Bethlehem] to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Day 8: Christmas Around The World – Egypt

  • In Egypt about 15% of people are Christians.
  • Christmas Day isn’t celebrated on the 25th December but on 7th January (like in Ethiopia and by some Orthodox Christians in Russia and Serbia).
  • The month leading up to Christmas is called Kiahk. People sing special praise songs on Saturday nights before the Sunday Service.
  • For the 43 days before Christmas (Advent), from 25th November to 6th January, people don’t eat anything containing products that come from animals (including chicken, beef, milk and eggs). This is called ‘The Holy Nativity Fast’. However, if people are too weak or ill to fast properly they can be excused.

Three Christmas Bells

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The first bell rings every 6 minutes.

The second bell rings every 7 minutes.

The third bell rings every hour.

If all the bells ring together at noon, at what time will they next all ring together?

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