Ever want to experience the traditions of Egypt, but without the scorching heat and blinding sand? Come by Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary June 23 and 24, 6 to 9 p.m. for the first Egyptian New Year Celebration.
Produced by 14-year-old Winslow Farm volunteer Daniel Fiske, this event will include various displays and reenactments of the ancient Egyptians. Be transported back in time to experience a warm Mediterranean night, surrounded by torch-lit nature trails under a starlit sky and discover the ancient relationships between man and animals.
"Honestly I do not know exactlty what made me think of this event," Fiske said. "I guess it is just how many things we see in modern times that reflect of Egyptian architecture styles."
According to Fiske, the Egyptian New Year is part of ancient Egyptian Mythology and explained the birth of five animal deities of egypt. Ancinet egyptians would hold a festival for five days, a day for each god being worshipped.
Fiske has been preparing for this event over the last eight months. He wrote the scripts for plays being shown, created all the props and costumes and raised money to sponsor the event.
Listen to the myths of the Egyptian New Year, travel through their underworld, learn about pharaohs and the building of pyramids and play the ancient game of senet. There will also be vegetarian mediterranean food available.
The ancient Egyptians believed animals should coexist with people. Winslow Farm also follows the same principals of co-existing with living things, by saving the lives of animals and giving them a good home.
Admission to the event is $5 for children and $10 for adults.