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Egyptian Festival returns for 4th year: 'We are a part of Richmond'

Posted at 7:42 AM, Sep 18, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond residents were treated to authentic sights, sounds, and tastes of Egyptian food and culture at The Egyptian Festival.

It's the fourth year for the event held at the Coptic Orthodox Church in Henrico County.

Participants enjoyed henna tattoos, face painting, and authentic music.

Organizers said that the event was important to them as a way to show their presence within Central Virginia.

"We want to tell the people, we are a part of Richmond. We've been here some of us for 40, 50 years. And I myself have been here for 23 years. And I want to tell the people we are here we are part of the community," Fahiem Fahiem, one of the event's organizers, said.

The event ran through Sunday.

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