The Embassy of Egypt hosted a ceremony led by Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Shehabeldin to mark the 70th National Day of Egypt.
In his speech, the Ambassador explained the importance of education and ethics for both Egyptians and Filipinos. He called the presence of First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos “extremely honored.” He happily concluded his speech by stating that he experienced “an unbelievably hospitable reception from all Filipinos” upon his arrival. To conclude the evening, St Mark Her Coptic Orthodox Foundation Child Beneficiary gave a performance for the guests.
Egypt’s National Day celebrates the 1952 revolution that ultimately led to the abdication of King Farouk. The revolution came as a result of a military coup, after which Egypt began its transition from a kingdom to a republic. The event is celebrated annually with military parades, televised concerts and parties held by the Egyptians as a show of national pride and freedom. — contribution