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CAIRO – 9 July 2019: Egypt's Sherif Sab'awi, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Canada, said that the celebration of the Egyptian Civilization and Heritage month in July will witness a mixture of Egyptian cultures and arts.
In an interview with Egypt Today, Sab'awi said that the celebration of the heritage month comes to enrich this unique event, express the history and heritage of Egypt, and define its great cultural capabilities throughout ages.
The celebrations will start on July 13, in the presence of national Egyptian folk bands, performing in the city of Mississauga, as well as a book exhibition, and a traditional handicrafts exhibition, mainly featuring the Bedouin industries of Sinai.
Also, literature and poetry forums will be held with the participation of a number of prominent young intellectuals and writers, in accordance with the strategy of the state to enrich the identity of Egyptian children abroad and increase their sense of belonging.
Celebrations will be held on another day in the city of Ottawa on July 16, Sab'awi said, with lectures about the history of Egypt since the Pharaonic era to shed light on cultural heritage.
Events will be held to display the Egyptian modern excavations in coordination with a number of universities and museums, Sab'awi said, noting that the Egyptian flag will be raised in Ontario on July 21 in the presence of the prime minister of Ontario and the minister of citizenship and immigration.
Declaring a month for Egyptian civilization and heritage in Canada came as a result of the efforts of MP Sab'awi, Immigration Minister Nabila Makram said earlier, affirming Egypt's support for the efforts of the expats to strengthen relations between their homeland and the country where they reside.
The decision enables the Egyptian community to officially praise their homeland and is an extension of the celebration of the glorious July Revolution that commemorates Egypt's conversion to an independent republic.