Egypt celebrated its national day with a large and generous garden party where the entire diplomatic corps and many Swedish Egypt connoisseurs gathered at Egypt’s residence in the magnificent Djursholm outside Stockholm. Ambassador Alaa Hegazy welcomed all the invited guests. An amazing Egyptian violinist played beautiful classic and modern Egyptian music that sounded loud in the Swedish summer night. This time, the Ambassador wife Mrs. Reem Hegazy also showed her own jewelery collection, before it was time for a large Egyptian buffet. served in the Garden. See Cawa Media’s photos from July 23, 2019.
Revolution Day refers to the public holiday in Egypt on 23 July, the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 which led to the declaration of the modern republic of Egypt, ending the period of the Kingdom of Egypt. It is the biggest secular public holiday in Egypt. This day is considered the national day of Egypt.
Annual celebrations marking the Revolution begin on the preceding evening, as the evening of 23 July 1952 was when the Free Officers Movement led by Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser commenced the military coup d’état that launched the Revolution, and ultimately led to the abdication of King Farouk (the penultimate King of Egypt and Sudan). The public holiday itself is characterised by large and elaborate celebrations, including televised concerts with heavily nationalistic themes, and military parades.