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First Festival for Egyptian Natural and Cultural Heritage (ENCH)

Wadi Degla Protected Area – Maadi – Cairo

22-24 August 2019

Let us explore our culture, traditions, arts and handicrafts within our natural treasures for the future of our biodiversity

Egypt is characterized by a diversity of its natural resources and ecosystems which ranging between vast desert, semi-arid desert, unique marine environment and mountains. All this natural resources represent our natural treasures which influence the old and current cultures and traditions. One good example of this is the variety of our local languages used by some Egyptians like Amazigh language at Siwa; the Kinzi and the Visicci languages at Nubba; and the language of Ababda at Red Sea.

Another example is the huge diversity in preparing breads where there are more than 50 ways to prepare bread in Egypt. Not only this but also, the diversity that Egypt has in of cooking the different types of meat where for example the people at Siwa cook meat by what is called Boumerdm while Ababda and Besharia tribes cook meat by what is called Baskets and Jabouri. Additionally, Bedouin at Sinai cook meat by they own Fatteh with their traditional bread (Farashieh).

Our natural treasures also influence other cultural aspects like singing, dancing, ceremonies and also reflected on the ways to produce handicrafts.

All this inspire us to bring all these cultures and traditions in one event and we call it “The First Festival for Egyptian Natural and Cultural Heritage (ENCH)” where we will bring most of our culture, traditions, arts and handicrafts to you at one of our natural treasures “Wadi Degla Protected Area” where all participants will be able to meet, discuss and enjoy the traditions of local communities from different parts of Egypt during the three days’ festival from 22 to 24 August 2019.

More about the festival and the Program pdf

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