Thousands of Indonesian people celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the embassy headquarters in Cairo- press photo Thousands of Indonesian people celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the embassy headquarters in Cairo- press photo

In Pics: 5K Indonesians celebrate Eid al-Fitr at embassy in Cairo

Thu, Jun. 6, 2019
CAIRO – 6 June 2019: The Indonesian Embassy in Cairo opened on Wednesday its doors for thousands of Indonesian people in Egypt to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the embassy said in a statement.

A total of 5,000 Indonesian people, including students who study at Al Azhar University, celebrated Eid al-Fitr – a two-day festival Muslims worldwide celebrate to mark the end of fasting the Holy Ramadan month- at the embassy headquarters downtown Cairo, the statement added.

Indonesian people celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the embassy in Cairo - Press photo
Indonesian people celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the embassy in Cairo - Press photo


Ambassador Helmy Fawzy takes a selfie photo with Indonesian students in celebration of Eid alFitr at the embassy headquarters- press photo
Ambassador Helmy Fawzy takes a selfie photo with Indonesian students in celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the embassy headquarters- press photo


“Eid al-Fitr is one of the most tremendous opportunities for forgiveness and preserving the unity and fraternity among Indonesian citizens in Egypt who are unable to return home to celebrate Eid among their families in Indonesia,” said Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmy Fawzy.

Mr Ambassador and his wife pose for a picture with Indonesian people- press photo
Mr Ambassador and his wife pose for a picture with Indonesian people- press photo


Indonesian people celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the embassy in Cairo- Press photo
Indonesian people celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the embassy in Cairo- Press photo


In his speech after Eid prayer at the embassy, Ambassador Fawzy added that family gathering is one of the Indonesian habits on the day of Eid. Family gatherings remind Indonesians about the values and culture of their country amid the spread of globalization among the current generation, he said.

Indonesians pose for a picture during the celebration of Eid alFitr  at the embassy in Cairo- press photo
Indonesians pose for a picture during the celebration of Eid alFitr at the embassy in Cairo- press photo


Indonesians perform a musical show during the celebration of Eid alFitr  at the embassy in Cairo- press photo
Indonesians perform a musical show during the celebration of Eid alFitr at the embassy in Cairo- press photo


Dwi Ria Latifa, the ambassador's wife and a member of the Indonesian Parliament, wished the celebrating people a happy Eid Iftr, saying “Celebrating Eid at the embassy is a waited occasion for thousands of Indonesian citizens in Egypt,” where they meet and feel the spirt of family and fraternity despite the long distance between them and their country.

Members of Indonesian community in Cairo pose for a picture duriing the celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the embassy in Cairo - press photo
Members of Indonesian community in Cairo pose for a picture duriing the celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the embassy in Cairo - press photo


Members of Indonesian community in Cairo pose for a picture duriing the celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the embassy - press photo
Members of Indonesian community in Cairo pose for a picture during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the embassy - press photo


“The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Cairo made sure to bring a festive atmosphere similar to the celebration in Indonesia for whole Indonesian community in Egypt. In addition, it offers cultural and Indonesian food to all its citizens,” the embassy said in a statement.

Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmy Fawzy's family pose for a picture during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the embassy in Cairo- press photo
Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmy Fawzy's family pose for a picture during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the embassy in Cairo- press photo


Ambassador Fawzy and Mrs. Latifa shared the celebrating attendants their festival atmosphere through offering musical performance while using the Guitar.

Over the past two years, we have seen quite a significant increase in the number of Indonesian students who study in Egypt,” said Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmy Fawzy during a Ramadan Iftar on May 27, adding that the last year, 2,000 new Indonesian students arrived in Egypt.

Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt and his wife, Mrs Latifa, perform a musical show during the celebration of Eid alFitr at the embassy- press photo
Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt and his wife, Mrs Latifa, perform a musical show during the celebration of Eid alFitr at the embassy- press photo


Mrs Latifa, Indonesian ambassaodr to Egypt Helmy Fawzy's wife, sits with Indonesian people during Eid al-Fitr pryer at the embassy in Cairo headquarters- Press photo
Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmy Fawzy's family pose for a picture during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr at the embassy in Cairo- press photo



Indonesian show at the embassy headquarters to celebrate Eid al-Fitr- pess photo
Indonesian show at the embassy headquarters to celebrate Eid al-Fitr- press photo



Indonesian Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at the embassy in Cairo- press photo
Indonesian Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at the embassy in Cairo- press photo



 
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