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Annual Date Festival Returns To Cairo

A festival that celebrates one of Egypt's staple foods is back for another installment.

It’s a simple fact of life that Egyptians love dates. In fact, in 2012, Egypt produced nearly 1.5 million tonnes of the little wrinkly things, more than any other country in the world. They’re an excellent source of fibre, sugars, carbohydrates, and all sorts of beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Although people often only eat them during Ramadan, they are something of an all year fruit, and the Annual Date Festival, organised by Slow Food Cairo, seeks to extol the virtues of this desert palm.

There’ll be a variety of different date-related events, such as tastings, lectures, seminars, cooking lessons, and a whole host of activities for you and the kids. Check it out at the Fagnoun art school on September 26 if you’re a fan of this natural sweet treat.

For more information, check out the Facebook event page.