Egyp­tian show: a day to re­mem­ber

Changjiang Weekly - - INTERACTION - By SHABON

The 1st cul­tural day of Egypt or "The mother of our world" as it is called, was held in Huazhong Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity, Wuhan, on May 10. The In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Of­fice ( ISO) at HZAU and more than 80 par­tic­i­pants from Egypt have worked to­gether to ex­press the cul­ture and arts of one of the great­est civ­i­liza­tions. I joined this event as a mon­i­tor for the me­dia team, and I was feel­ing very happy with this co-op­er­a­tive spirit of all my coun­try­men and friends at the same time. It was very won­der­ful to see our au­di­ence feel­ing sur­prised and interested in the same day. This event was di­vided into two main parts: His­tor­i­cal Ex­hi­bi­tion and Cul­tural Performance.

The His­tor­i­cal Ex­hi­bi­tion was 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. The Egyp­tian stu­dents pre­sented many awe­some ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing this ex­hi­bi­tion, such as a pharaonic card where an Egyp­tian artist was writ­ing the guests' names in three dif­fer­ent lan­guages: English, Hierghro­glyph­ics, the Egypt an­cient lan­guage, and Ara­bic, the 6th lan­guage in the United Na­tions' lan­guages and is writ­ten from right to left. This card was gifted to guests for free. Also, some drinks were of­fered, such as the Egyp­tian tra­di­tional drink Booza, made from flour, milk, wa­ter, sugar and yeast pow­der; it was very de­li­cious.

The cul­tural per­for­mances started at 7 p.m. This show in­cluded many cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties such as in­ter­est­ing songs, en­joy­able games and gifts, pow­er­ful move­ments and awe­some danc­ing.

Re­gard­ing the Egyp­tian cul­ture, there was a lot of fun in sev­eral dances in­clud­ing Tahtib dance. The dancers made syn­chro­nized move­ments with long wooden sticks. This performance com­pletely at­tracted the au­di­ences' at­ten­tion and got a big round of ap­plause. "It is so cool that I would like to dance my­self," Nomy, a spec­ta­tor, said. Tahtib dance orig­i­nated in the south area of Egypt, tra­di­tion­ally per­form­ing in wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions.

After the show, every­one was in­vited to en­joy Egyp­tian cui­sine in an­other room pre­pared as an Egyp­tian open buf­fet. More than 300 peo­ple from China and other coun­tries en­joyed Egyp­tian food with many kinds of de­li­cious dishes like Koshary, the most pop­u­lar Egyp­tian food made from pasta and rice with a layer of red sauce on top. Re­ally, I miss it; all Egyp­tians here do.

Egyp­tian food mainly con­sists of rice, pasta, bread slices and pieces of meat. Also, some sweets were of­fered like Bas­boussa and cook­ies with dates in­side.

At the end of the day, every­one went home in a very good mood to have a good sleep and happy dreams. Egyp­tian stu­dents around Wuhan would be happy to see your par­tic­i­pa­tion next year.

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