Egypt’s culture digest June 24: Indian amb. holds iftar in Zamalek home
Indian Ambassador and wife with an Egyptian folkloric band - Youm7

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Indian Amb. hold iftar in Zamalek home

Indian Ambassador to Cairo Sanjay Bhattacharyya held an iftar in his home in Zamalek Wednesday, where celebrities and other figures of the Egyptian society attended. In a statement by the embassy, Bhattacharyya said Islam has had an impact on India for centuries and that there is a large number of non-Arab Muslims living outside the Arab region.

Children with special needs to enjoy events at Cultural Garden of Fustat

A department for children with special needs has been opened at the Cultural Garden of al-Fustat to hold art and cultural events for them, Secretary-General of the Supreme Culture Council Amal al-Sabban said during the Thursday inauguration.

Islamic recitation at National Library Sunday

An Islamic recitation event will be held June 26 at the seminar hall of the Egyptian National Library and Archives in Bab el-Khalq by famous performer Mahmoud al-Tohamy.

State of emergency in Giza to mark Eid al-Fitr

A state of emergency at all service sectors and utilities was announced by Giza Governor Mohamed al-Daly to prepare for Eid al-Fitr July 6, where millions of Muslims in Egypt gather to perform the Eid prayer then flock to parks and recreational venues to celebrate.

Traditional cookies (kahk) to be available with 30% off at consumer complexes

Large quantities of traditional cookies and biscuits have been distributed at all consumer complexes at a sale of 30% on the occasion of Eid al-Fit July 6 marking the end of Ramadan fast. Kahk al-Eid (Eid cookies) are traditional desserts that Egyptians have eaten on that occasion for centuries and are considered essential to celebrate the feast.

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