Lights For Isis

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A festival of the lights for Isis is a holiday celebrated in Egypt where the people in the entire town would light oil lamps that would burn throughout the night. For many of these celebrations, people pour out into the streets wearing traditional costumes to enjoy songs and dance performances and eat traditional foods.There were Festivals of Light at the New Year and on the five epagomenal days that led up to it. On these days, the birthdays of Osiris, Horus, Set, Isis, and Nephthys were celebrated and lights were placed in tombs for the dead. If we can judge by Herodotus’ statement, then other Festivals of Lights were celebrated in which Egyptian homes were illuminated as well as tombs. In 354 CE, at Mediterranean latitudes, Isaacs could
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