A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, April 6, 2012

It's Also April 6

It's Good Friday, and Pesach begins at sundown, but it's also April 6, the date chosen by one of Egypt's most visible revolutionary movements as their iconic date. Originally, it was the date of a General Strike called on April , 2008. It should not be forgotten amid so many other observances: arguably the labor movement in Egypt, not the youthful April 6 movement, is really the most important player involved with the date.

Related: Ari Ratner on "A Passover to Remember — for Egypt."

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