Holidays & Observances in Sudan
Sudan is an East African country just south of Egypt. Northern Sudan was once known as Nubia, which was one of the most advanced and important parts of ancient Africa. Nubian culture is still an important part of Sudan, though many other cultures have influenced it since. Modern Sudan struggles to define its identity, as there has been lots of ethnic violence throughout the country since independence. Islam is the most important religion, but its domination of the culture has caused even more problems with the indigenous and Christian citizens, of which there are many. Islamic holidays are celebrated widely and proudly across the country, but other religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas are generally quiet and private.