FILE - The famous Egyptian artist and head of Cairo Opera house Enas Abdel Dayem has been chosen as the new minister of Culture
FILE - The famous Egyptian artist and head of Cairo Opera house Enas Abdel Dayem has been chosen as the new minister of Culture

'Hal Hilalik' ceremony to be held on Wednesday

Wed, May. 23, 2018
CAIRO – 23 May 2018: Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem and Head of the Cultural Production Sector Khaled Galal will inaugurate on Wednesday “Hal Hilalik” ceremony at Cairo Opera House’s El Hanager Theater, according to Ministry of Culture’s statement.

“Hal Hilalik” ceremony is held for the third time; many intellectuals and Egyptian actors will attend the ceremony.

Cairo Opera House usually holds ceremonies and Ramadan Nights in the course of Ramadan.

To celebrate Ramadan this year, 42 events presented by several Arab and Islamic countries will take place, including a performance by Syrian Sufi band Al Radwan.

Al Radwan specializes in chanting Islamic songs common among Sufis; they are set to perform during the launch of the program on Thursday, May 24 at 9 p.m.

Food and “sohour” (last meal prior to fasting) will be served while the group recites songs that praise Allah and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Al Radwan, led by Abdel Kader al-Merashly, is also known for organizing gatherings with poets and fans to meet and exchange poems and knowledge about religious poetry.
 
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