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Innovative Gifts Ideas for Mother’s Day

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We know that we are mothers’ greatest gift, but let’s be real for a while, there are other great gifts that you can get her on her special day. So even if your mother tells you she wants nothing but to see you happy, know that this just her selfless instinct talking.

Now we know that each mom has a different taste, so in this list, we’ll try as much as possible to offer ideas for gifts that shall appeal to all kind of tastes.

1- Customized Jewelry- Abboud Jewelry 

Each piece is handmade and each design will bring out the details that only a mother would feel so special towards them, so what is better than for a mother to wear her kids’ own designs? It’s very sentimental; you can order a specific design, or choose one of their ready designs.

Another choice would be to buy one of their famous designs with quotes engraved on them, you can have them customize one for you as well; so your mom would always carry a message from you, close to her heart.

2- A Painting

You can have a family portrayed painted, and hanged on her bedroom wall. Again, mothers will love to see everyone included in that portrait.

3- Book Her a Spa Day

Another great gift would be to spoil her with a day of relaxation, so book a spa day for the both of you including a facial, a mani and pedi; because one extra point is that you’ll get to spend quality time together, which is exactly what your mom would want.

4- Foot Massager

Or even better, bring her the spa time at home, so she can enjoy a message at anytime she wants. Because after a long day at work or at home, that’s exactly the kind of spoiling that she deserves.

You can find it on Souq.com: https://egypt.souq.com/eg-en/foot-massager/s/

5- Vintage jewelry 

If your mum is an old-school and an antique lover, then this Instagram page will definitely serve your purpose. They have several one of a kind vintage pieces, that stand out. In each post, you will find the story behind each piece written; which gives their jewelry a deeper meaning.

They have a variety of brooches, earnings, necklaces and more.

6- Prepare Dinner

Giving your mother an off-day is another good idea, so let her sit back and relax while you cook dinner for a change. Just make sure you clean the kitchen afterwards, because a messy kitchen can make the whole gesture backfires.

7- Home Decorations

If your mother is into home decorations and loves to shop from Ikea, then a home makeover is yet another nice idea. You can also make it as a surprise, clean the house and add some touches with the new decorations you will buy.

There are of course many other options, from perfumes, shoes, bags to makeup and clothing. What matters is that whatever you choose, make sure it reflects the personality of your mother. Also, what really counts is for you to spend quality time together, not just on that day, but every single day.

 

 

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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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