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The story behind  Ramadan Lantern

lanterns were used by women on their way to the mosques, and they are led by a young man, so that the passers-by will notice that there are women on the road, and give them right of way.

Amal Ibrahim

Mohsena Tawfik passes away at age of 79

Egyptian veteran female artist, Mohsena Tawfik, passed away on Monday at the age of 79, leaving behind a legacy of drama shows, and millions of loving fans and loyal followers. Tawfik, known for her roles as a dedicated mother and the girl next door when she was at younger, captured peoples’ hearts from the very …

Daily News Egypt

History of Mesaharaty

The Mesaharaty transformed from a mere person accompanied by a child to carry the lantern into a band of several people carrying tambourines and playing tunes chanting with each band.

Amal Ibrahim

Ramadan begins: history of moon sighting in Egypt

Muslims around the world celebrate on Monday the beginning of Ramadan. One of the most important religious events is the night of Roaya (moon sighting), and it marks the last night in the month of Sha’ban, and the beginning of Ramadan. Fasting Ramadan is linked to three moon sighting nights: the first is of Sha’ban, …

Amal Ibrahim

Cairo Opera House celebrates International Jazz Day

Egypt joined on Tuesday the world’s celebration of the 8th International Jazz Day organised by the UNESCO to honour the popular music genre. Egypt will celebrate the event by holding a concert for the Baghdadi Big Band led by Maestro Magdy Baghdadi at Cairo Opera House. The Jazz Day is witnessed by 190 countries across …

Daily News Egypt

Ministry of Culture mourns Bachir El-Sebaie

After a long journey of enriching the cultural scene in Egypt with his translations and chronicles, historian and translator Bachir El-Sebaie passed away on Sunday at the age of 75. The ministry of culture mourned on Monday the veteran historian, stating that he was one of the literature and translation pillars in the country. In …

Daily News Egypt

Figurative Encounters: Exhibition Haphazardly Crosses Space, Time

Born in 1911, Egyptian national artist Salah Taher has lived through many important periods of world history and modern Egyptian milestones. Among many impressive years of work and created collections, Taher is well known for his ‘tribal communities’ series, where the artist masterfully and romantically combined human figurative outlines with the layered and flowing fabric …

Henry H.C. Woo

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Egypt’s last days of mandarin season

As winter bids farewell to Egypt, leaving the space to spring, the Egyptians let go of one of their most favourite winter fruits, which is mandarin. The orange-lookalike fruit is considered one of the closest fruits to Egyptians’ hearts which almost all people anticipate its arrival. Cultivated locally, mandarin is considered one of the top …

Daily News Egypt