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How to Experience the Best Ramdan

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Ramadan is a chance for so many people to reorganize and rebuild their lives and relationships in so many aspects. And we have a whole list of ideas that will help you get the most out of Ramadan.

Here we go:

Create a To Do list:

You can find already designed to dos in stationery store, or you can spend sometime with yourself and design your own to do calendar. Write down the things that you would like to achieve and accomplish this Ramadan whether on the physical or emotional level; organize the dates and time for the activities you want to do from prayers to visiting family member and friends. Each one of us knows their routine and habits best, so try to create a to do list that is logical and you know it will work for you.

Stick to a diet:

Fasting for long hours can be very tempting to eat and drink whatever in front of you with no consideration to your health or body. If you don’t want to lose or gain weight during the holy month; at least do not neglect your health. Track your eating habits during the month and try to find a diet that works best for you and your health.

Exercise:

Whether you choose to exercise before or after Iftar, you have to make sure that your iftar and sohour include carbs so you would have the energy to work out. Not to mention that fasting doesn’t go against exercising.

Reconnect with family members:

Ramadan is a great chance to call the family members and friends you haven’t spoken to some time. We don’t need to tell you that meeting along with family is a part of Ramadan. Invite them over for Iftar or organize one somewhere in a Ramadan tent, and spend some quality time with them catching up.

Have an Iftar dish party:

Sharing food and gathering for Iftar can strengthen bonds between individuals. Set up an Iftar dish party with your friends, maybe do it in someone’s apartment or rooftop; you can also go further and coordinate an Iftar dish party with your work mates and maybe at your gym as well.

You can customize and add to this list as many activities as you can!

Happy Ramadan!

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Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church Suspends Services for One Month

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Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox churches have announced the suspension of masses and other services in both Cairo and Alexandria as of Monday and the suspension will last for a month.

The suspension comes in light of the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases among clergymen and churchgoers.

The Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday released an official statement that says the suspension includes Sunday’s schools, meetings, services and masses, and that priests in each church are allowed one mass weekly with a minimal presence and a maximum of five deacons only.

As for funeral services, they’re allowed to be held but with the participation of only one priest and one deacon and of course the family of the deceased. However, the halls that are designated for mourning services will be closed until the improvement of current conditions.

For Baptism services, the maximum number allowed are four member of the baby’s family.

The statement added that study at institutes and educational centres will carry on but with a reduced maximum of 25%.

As for the dioceses, each bishop get to decide what is most suitable to the health situation in his diocese, in partnership with the congregation of priests.

We urge all worshipers to remain safe and adhere to all the precautionary measures needed.

 

 

 

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The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually

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According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.

“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.

“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.

The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.

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Catch The Arab Premiere For Short Movie Henet Ward During Cairo Film Festival

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Egypt’s short movie ‘Henet Ward’ will have its MENA premiere at Cairo Film Festival, where it will compete with other movies.

The movie has participated in more than 95 international festivals around the world in (50 different countries) including 20 festivals that qualify for the Oscar and BAFTA and the film has won 12 international awards since its world premiere in the official competition of the “Clermont Ferrand International Festival” in France.

The movie is directed by Murad Mostafa and will be competing in the Cairo Film Festival.

Henet Ward tackles the life of “Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.

The movie also stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others.

The following are the screening times for the movie:

Arab premiere
Sunday December 6th | 3:30 PM | Hanager cinema hall in the Egyptian Opera House

Playback
Monday, December 7th | 1:00 PM | Odeon 2 cinema downtown

Share with us what you think of the movie when you catch the premiere!

 

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