Horob Edterary Won the Box Office, but Gawab Eteqal Won Our Applause

Horob Edterary Won the Box Office, but Gawab Eteqal Won Our Applause

By: Abdulhameed Afifi

This Eid’s cinematic battle is between our old beloved action star Ahmed El Sakka, and the new face of youth action Mohamed Ramadan. The two movies are basically your normal adrenaline rush, thriller, car chasing, gun fires, a lot of people dying action films. Let the battle begin!     1. Plot & plot twists   […]

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

The movie – Al Asleyeen – reflects a deviation from the general norm of mainstream Egyptian cinema, especially during Eid Season. I say this because this film is saturated with aspects of incredible depth and craftsmanship, on both a thematic and a technical level.   For starters this movie is a true visual experience. If […]

8 Ramadan Habits We Need to Start Kicking off Soon

8 Ramadan Habits We Need to Start Kicking off Soon

With Eid here, we are still finding it extremely hard to kick away some things that we have gotten used to during Ramadan. Because we feel your pain, here is a list of such things.     1 – Eating a meal at 2 am     The holy month has made us think it […]

7 Things That Make Eid al-Fitr Very, Very Special

7 Things That Make Eid al-Fitr Very, Very Special

By Souad Lazkani

Ramadan is like a one-month Holy wellness challenge from God –good for the body and soul. After that spiritual detox, Muslims around the world binge for three days on divine celebration. Here are some of the things that make Eid al-Fitr totally worth the splurge.     Eid Prayer Early in the Morning     […]

Why Is Sexual Harassment Still a Legitimate Way of Celebrating Eid?

Why Is Sexual Harassment Still a Legitimate Way of Celebrating Eid?

With the Eid upon us, we must face the unfortunate reality of disproportionately high rates of high sexual harassment that will surely take place in the streets of Cairo. While we are all celebrating Eid, let us not forget that this will surely happen, as it has been happening every other Eid for the past […]

7 Types of 3edeya Givers We Encounter During Eid

7 Types of 3edeya Givers We Encounter During Eid

  The word ‘Eid’ is not only synonymous with family gatherings and delicious Kahk; it is also synonymous with ‘El 3edeya’ (a tradition that dictates that the older members of the family give a sum of money of their choosing to the younger members). With this particular tradition comes a list of the different types […]

An Open Letter to My Eid’s First Morning Coffee

An Open Letter to My Eid’s First Morning Coffee

  Dear morning coffee,   It’s been a month since I last smelt your soul creeping into mine, sending shivers down my spine. It’s been 30 days since I laid my eyes on your smoking hot existence. It’s been 720 hours since I ran to your caffeine haven in the early hours of the morning, […]

The Only Kahk Guide You’ll Need This Eid

The Only Kahk Guide You’ll Need This Eid

  Eid’s kahk are basically fidget spinners this week because they are the most talked about thing on social media. There are rumors circulating everywhere about insane prices, and how stores are so crowded with so many costumers who look like paparazzi. Along comes an angel named Hagar, who is so selfless, so organized and […]

11 Things to Do If You’re Stuck in Cairo During Eid

11 Things to Do If You’re Stuck in Cairo During Eid

by Farah Andil

When you say the word ‘Eid’, the first things that pop into people’s minds – after Kahk of course – are the beach, parties and basically everything that we weren’t allowed to do during Ramadan. For people who prefer (or are forced) to stay in Cairo during Eid, you too can enjoy your long awaited […]

I Cannot Afford Any Eid Clothes This Year and It’s Not Okay

I Cannot Afford Any Eid Clothes This Year and It’s Not Okay

by Rana Awadalla

  After a long month of fasting, prayers and self-reflection, the long awaited Eid Al Fitr finally arrives and we become more than thrilled to light up the streets with bomb w sawaree5 (fireworks), stuff our faces with all the ka7k we can find and show off all the new goodies we bought.   As a […]

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