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Ceremonies and Celebrations of Oman
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Ceremonies and Celebrations of Oman (Hardback)

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Oman is a stunningly beautiful country with a rich history and bountiful heritage set in a breathtaking landscape. As an ancient seafaring nation, Oman has always been open to the world, and is now becoming increasingly popular with discerning travellers and tourists. Since the accession of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in 1970, Oman has thrived, adopting the best features of modern technology while at the same time keeping its own heritage and unique culture very much alive. Within this diverse terrain and culture exists a treasure trove of ceremonies and celebrations, a heritage of colour, pageantry and values. This photographic essay of national, religious and traditional ceremonies provides an insight into their splendour and significance. The book begins with a spectacular account of the country's National Day celebrations commemorating the birthday of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. The austere Military Show which includes a parade of military vessels and artillery is complemented by the colourful scenes of the Student Show, in which over 25,000 of the nation's children perform in traditional Omani dress.

The photographs capture the experiences of the entire country but yet reveal those of the individual. The account of the religious festival al Mawlid depicts congregations in mosques and public places listening to recitations from the Qur'an and Al Sirah al Nabawiyyah (the life of the Prophet) together with the image of an overwhelmed participant performing in a spiritual dance; while photographs of a traditional Omani wedding reveal the nervous groom amidst the joyful procession which leads him to his bride. Abdulrahman Alhinai's vibrant photographs provide a personal insight into the many celebrations, ceremonies and events that take place in Oman each year and reveal that while embracing the modern world Oman remains proud of its traditional identity.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyPhotography & photographsPhotographs: collectionsPhotographic reportageFilm, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except MusicHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyMiddle Eastern historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: customs & traditionsTravel & MapsPlaces & peoples: pictorial works Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 15/02/2000 ISBN-13: 9781859641309  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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