Happy Sixth of October from Cairo Contra!

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Written by Mariem ELTagoury

Since the day seems to be turning to quite a celebration –we hope it stays that way- we thought it was only appropriate to wish you guys a Happy Sixth of October from all of us here at Cairo Contra. Of course, if you’re not an Egyptian or just not into patriotic holidays, happy just-another-Sunday to you! =)

Whether you plan to celebrate in Tahrir, your nearest square, somewhere by the beach, an untimely family reunion, or just in front of the TV watching Cairo go by; we sincerely do hope that you find a moment of quite serenity to think about all the things that make this country great. We are not haughty patriots over here but deep down each and every one of us, we are thankful for the freedoms we are afforded and how lucky we are to live in such a blessed country – you don’t believe us? Think about it this way; just a year ago, you had Morsi for president and you weren’t sure where your army’s loyalties lied. So yes, there is a lot to be thankful about today.

On a shallow note, if you feel as patriotic as us about celebrating today, stick around. We’ll be talking about fashion in a while. In case you’re not into fashion, check out our topics list on the right side. We’re sure you’ll find a read that caters to your taste. (We’re spending today indoors as well so if you have any suggestions about how to pass the time, please leave it in a comment below)

Here’s to the October Victory Day and, hopefully, a fantastic rest of the year!

 

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Mariem El Tagoury

I am a graduate from German University Cairo. Reading novels is my passion and writing is my release. My guilty pleasures include fashion & playing around with my make-up kit. A couple of years back when I was introduced to the online world, back in 2007; I was quite surprised that in spite of the presence of thousands of young Egyptians who follow the online sphere daily, there wasn’t one site that represented us or our lifestyle. [Later we’d come to see the rise of the political, religion, social-elite, and foodie websites, but still the voice of the average Cairene youth was missing.] I was glad to find out that I wasn’t the only one who had the feeling of the outsider on the internet, that’s why I decided to gather a team to fill a gap & finally find our place online and give Cairo’s youth a real voice that reflects its true culture. I hope you find our site interesting with a new view of life. Besides running the magazine & editing, I write the “Sans Sugarcoating” column, pardon my french, and a couple of other stuff around here! If you want to contact me, my email is mariem.eltagoury@cairocontra.com; you can also use our contact form or email directly to admin@cairocontra.com

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