Fact Book #40 What colour is worn for funerals in Egypt?



“Yellow” is worn for funerals in Egypt.

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In Egypt, yellow is associated with the sun, a symbol of everlasting life; for this reason, many sarcophagi and mummies have masks painted in colours of yellow and gold and yellow is frequently worn to funerals. Ethiopia, Mexico and Myanmar are other countries where yellow is associated with mourning.

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