Events during the year
- Abu El Haggag Moulid, a five-day carnival in Luxor, typically takes place in the spring, a month before Ramadan. The festival celebrates a 13th-century Sufi leader, Yusuf Abu Al Haggag.
People of Egypt celebrate Shem al Nessim to welcome the season of spring in the country. It usually takes place during April, after Coptic Easter.
- Muslims end the long month of Ramadan with Eid al Fitr, a religious festival.
- Wafaa Al Nil is an ancient festival devoted to the Nile River. It’s typically held during September.
- On January 7, the Coptic of Egypt celebrate Coptic Christmas. At midnight, worshipers gather en mass and enjoy a traditional “fata” meal together.
- The Abu Simbel Festival is held on February 22 each year, celebrating the country’s eponymous temple.
- Formerly held in the summer, Cairo Art Fair is one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in the country. The fair showcases the work of more than 100 of the country’s top artists.