Nada Deyaa’

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Culture reporter, passionate reader and writer, Animals lover and Arts follower.

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Diaries of an animal rescuer

Seeing animals heartlessly stripped of their skin, or cruelly deprived of their sight is not an easy thing; yet, people don’t understand, says Jo

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How Egyptian Muslims celebrate the birth of Jesus

Streets decorated with lights, trees with garlands and ornaments in most malls and city centres, people taking pictures with the tree while Christmas songs play in the background—this is the Christmas spirit in Egypt. Despite the fact that Christmas is a commemoration of the birth of Jesus, many Muslims share the different festive rituals of …

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Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi: a traditional celebration about to die?

Over the centuries, Egyptians have preserved a number of outstanding customs and traditions in celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad every year. Before Al-Mawlid, Egyptian parents accompany their children to nearby sweet shops and bakeries to buy Arouset Al-Mawlid, colourful sugar-syrup dolls [brides] for girls; and for the boys the traditional Housan Al-Mawlid, horses made …

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At the 38th edition of Cairo International Film Festival: 2 Egyptian films take on international race among 16 others

A few days before the opening ceremony of the 38th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Magda Wassef, the president of the festival, with representatives of the Parallel Programs running alongside the international competition in CIFF and the 4th Cairo Film Conncetion unveiled some secrets about one of Egypt’s most reputable artistic and cultural …

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The Arabic Titanic: first Egyptian online film fails to impress

Religious feasts have always been a good season for filmmakers to release new movies and make profits. People wait for Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha to take a short vacation to help them relax and remove themselves from stressful work environments. It has become habitual for Egyptians to visit the cinema during the Eid holidays, …

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How Egyptians celebrated Eid Al-Adha

On Sunday morning, Egyptians celebrated the first day of Eid Al-Adha. Egypt’s streets turned into one big yarn filled with sheep and cows. According to Islamic belief, Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha by slaughtering animals in order to distribute their meat among the poor. This comes after the early morning Eid Al-Adha prayers. At 6am, Muslims …

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