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Loom industry in Akhmim: embroidering nature for living

Four hundred and sixty kilometres away from Cairo, in the heart of one of the most ancient cities of Egypt, citizens of Akhmim, in Sohag governorate, dedicate their lives to creating a unique type of art by making handmade loom. In the city that is known for its inheritance of pharaonic legacy, artisans spend their …

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Egyptians revive Al-Hussein’s memory 

Thousands of Egyptians gathered on Tuesday from Egypt’s different governorates at Al-Hussein square in Al-Azhar area to celebrate Mouled (the birth of) Al-Hussein ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. Al-Hussein has a significant role for Shiite and Sufi Muslims. His birth is an annual Islamic celebration with its own rituals which last …

Daily News Egypt

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Despite security threats, Egyptians celebrate Christmas 

The streets of Cairo warmly celebrated Christmas spirit with Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations, lights, and definitely Santa Claus. With Christmas’s most famous songs in the background, the dazzling spirit of Christmas fills people’s heart with joy and warmth. The streets of Egypt’s posh neighbourhoods started preparing for the celebratory season staring in early December. New …

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From Cairo to Aswan: enter Egypt’s thriving cycling scene

Walk into Galal Zekri’s office—the man behind the 10-day Cairo to Aswan NS Crossing (North to Sourth Crossing)—and you find a Google-like, colourful atmosphere, a map of the world, and a white board of the list of engagements and plans to start on. Talk to him, and you find the most inspiring young man, looking …

Yosra El-Zoghby

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With increasing prices, Egyptian celebration of El-Mawled El-Nabawi dims 

Celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, “El-Mawled El-Nabawi”, is a huge Islamic celebration that sees preparations in Islamic countries months before its date. In Egypt, just like any other spiritual ceremony, celebrations have a unique taste, different forms, and inherited legacies in the forms of celebrating the birthday of Islam’s messenger. Coloured lamps hang …

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Drums Festival shines in its 5th edition

In its 5th edition, the Drums Festival kicked off Friday night with several performances themed around the topic “Drums for Peace”. Attempting to promote tourism and merge musical cultures, 25 different countries took part in this year’s edition. The festival started at the Citadel’s Youssef Theatre with the performances of different drum troupes that took …

Daily News Egypt

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“Ballerinas of Cairo” blends photography and art in Egyptian streets

In a country like Egypt, though ballet is always considered a symbol of beauty, luxury, and smoothness, seeing a ballerina dancing in the crowded streets can be a cultural shock for many. Mohammed Taher, a photographer, producer, and director, decided to introduce ballet in the streets to the public, with the aim of shedding light …

Rana Khaled

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In Pictures: Church bids farewell to victims of terrorism

A long night of funerals took place at Mar Girgis Church in Tanta, as more than 27 victims of the terrorist attack which left at least 70 others injured on Palm Sunday were mourned. A second attack on St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, where Pope Tawadros II was giving a sermon, saw the …

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In Pictures: Explosion at Saint Mark’s Church in Alexandria 

At least 11 people were killed and 33 injured in an explosion at Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria on Sunday, Ministry of Health spokesperson Khaled Megahed reported. The explosion occurred a few minutes after the departure of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II from the church. Media outlets reported that the head of the investigation …

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