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Wafaa Al-Nil Festival

Egyptians cherish and celebrate the Nile since ancient times. In the past, beautiful girls were sacrificed and thrown into the river in the hope of a good harvest. Today the festival is celebrated with concerts, poetry readings, and family-friendly competitions.

Date: 01 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
(Date to be confirmed)

Cairo International Film Festival

This festival brings together artists, filmmakers, producers, writers and critics together and celebrates Egyptian, Arab and African films.

Date: 01 November 2019 - 30 November 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various locations.
Website: http://ciff.org.eg/

Prophet Mohamed’s birthday

On the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal, Egyptians celebrate the Prophet’s birthday with readings from the Quran as well as attending religious lectures.

Date: 10 November 2019 - 10 November 2019

Pharaonic Race

Inspired from a piece of ancient rock telling the story of Pharaonic soldiers running 100km, this epic race sees competitors run from the Hawara Pyramid to the Sakkara Pyramid.

Date: 15 November 2019 - 15 November 2019
Venue: Hawara Pyramid to Sakkara Pyramid
Website: http://www.egyptianmarathon.com

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