So yeah, Eid this year comes in a not so much pleasant time! Beaches are closed, entertainment avenues remain closed and even the curfew is at 5 PM.
As much as this news came as buzz killer, there are still several ways we can enjoy Eid with in the safety of our homes. We know that the vibes aren’t the same as every year, but let’s remember that it’s mostly about getting together with the family, eating Kahk and having fun.
Here are some ways on how you can spend your Eid Holiday, which btw is 5 days! So, that’s something to cheer you up.
Start by Baking Kahk
You don’t have to master the baking skill, the purpose here s to have some quality time with your mother, regardless of the outcome! But who knows, maybe they will turn out better than you expected!
Movie and Play Marathons
Now this is one ritual that Corona can’t kill! It’s watching good old nostalgic plays and movies, just hearing Adel Emam’s voice in ‘Madraset al Moshagbeen’ will give you all the Eid vibes you’re wishing to feel.
Have a Family Breakfast
As we say bye to Ramadan, the first thing that counts in Eid is having a delicious first breakfast in a month! It’s your call on whether you wanna go big or go for something as simple as shay b laban and kahk.
Make a virtual Family Gathering on Zoom
We know it sounds sad but we gotta do what we gotta do, right? Stay connected with your family and friends and have a zoom gathering, you can even include them in your movie/ play night.
Buy New Pjs Online!
This year there won’t be a chance to buy the Eid outfit but no one said anything about pajamas! Buy fancy ones online and have a virtual pajama night with your friends.
Have an outdoor BBQ picnic in your garden, terrace or even your balcony. This will certainly liven up the mood a bit.
Get our all the old card and board games and have a good old family night, you can also have a karaoke night and uncover the hidden talents.
We know that nothing can possibly top what we used to have, but then again, it’s about the company not the place. So just be thankful that you’re home safe with your loved one and you can still enjoy it the old traditional way!
Memory of the City: New Initiative to Document Egypt’s Architectural Heritage
‘Memory of the City’ is the newest initiative launched by the Egypt’s Ministry of Culture with the aim of documenting the architectural identity of ancient areas in Egypt.
Minister Inas Abdel Dayem said that Egypt’s architectural heritage represent the history of civilizations and the formation of urban life and its development.
Abdel Dayem further explained that Egypt’s rich architectural treasures are a product of various historic influences that all came together to form the country’s unique heritage.
Abdel Dayem further pointed out that the “Memory of the City” Initiative is a humanitarian and historical message with the aim of preserving the nation’s unique features.
Also worth mentioning is that the “Memory of the City” initiative includes launching a series of books that highlights areas with a great historical value, in addition to setting boundaries and foundations to preserve this rich history.
The series tells multiple stories of buildings, their residents, the community and environment. All of this comes as part of the Ministry’s efforts in preserving the identity of these Egyptian areas and shed the light on their significant part of the Egyptian cultural heritage.
New Swine Flu With Pandemic Potential Found in China
A new type of swine flu has been discovered by Chinese researchers with the possibility of infecting humans and causing yet another pandemic! The study was released on Monday.
Scientists warn about the virus but for the time-being, they say that it doesn’t impose an immediate global threat.
The disease, knows as the G4 virus, is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu that caused a pandemic in 2009. G4 nowshows “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus,” said the study, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
We know how scary this sounds but Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University’s public health school, asked the public not to “freak out.”
No evidence has shown yet that G4 could be transmitted from one person to another, perhaps the most promising sign so far, said Carl Bergstrom, a professor of biology at the University of Washington.
“This is not a *new* new virus; it’s been very common in pigs since 2016,” he tweeted. “There’s no evidence that G4 is circulating in humans, despite five years of extensive exposure. That’s the key context to keep in mind.”
Mounir to Perform at Cairo Opera House As Cultural Events Resume Mid-July
Egypt’s cultural activities will return in min-July with a 25% capacity in all facilities, the ministry of culture announced.
The ministry has already planned out for its comeback with renowned singer Mohamed Mounir set to perform the venue’s first concert after reopening.
Cultural events will return after being suspended for three months in light of the pandemic. Now, we’re about to be entertained once again but with all precautionary measures taken.
Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem assured that all facilities will adhere to precautionary measures against the coronavirus.
In a statement, Abdel Dayem said that the resumption of cultural activities indicates Egypt’s ability to face challenges and cope with the virus.
She further explained that the 25% capacity will be enforced to all facilities and all measures will be taken, which includes applying social distancing and providing audiences with an educational guide to maintain public safety.
A committee will also be formed under the supervision of the ministry, to follow up on the implementation of these procedures at all cultural facilities.
The reopening decision includes all museums which are under the Ministry of Culture’s supervision, Cairo Opera House, art exhibitions, national circus shows, theatres, and cultural and intellectual evenings.
Mounir’s concert will be held on July 17th and is the artists first performance at the Cairo Opera House in 15 years!
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