Sweet manufacturers in Egypt get ready for Prophet’s birthday celebration amid financial challenges

Sweet manufacturers in Egypt get ready for Prophet’s birthday celebration amid financial challenges

Dealing with uncertainty that is economic factories in Egypt proceeded Thursday creating candy dolls within the lead as much as next week’s Eid parties.

Egyptians celebrate al-Mawled al-Nabawi, or just Mawlid, the birthday celebration of Prophet Muhammed on Nov. 20, by purchasing candy dolls for kids that can come in 2 kinds; a bride for women and a horse and rider for boys.

« Our company is the guarantors of the tradition it, » the owner of one of these candy factories, Ali Farag Al Arabi, told EFE that we have learned from our parents, and we’ve been told to preserve.

The top associated with confectionery family members company created by their grandfather in 1960, Al Arabi has seen a gradual deterioration in this sector, specially after the 2011 uprising, after which following the Egyptian lb drifting in 2016.

« there were instances when the buying price of sugar as well as other products are high, » Al Arabi stated. « Before, there have been one or more hundred factories (of candy) in Cairo, however now we have been truly the only two. »

Regardless of the difficulties dealing with their sector, Al Arabi stated which he doesn’t want to stop Mawlid’s sweet manufacturing.

« creating brides and horses for almost 15-20 times will likely not damage us economically, » Al Arabi said, while stressing that their factory creates other types of candies year-round. (suite…)

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