Festivals and Cultural Events in Egypt
When most people think of holidaying in Egypt, they likely picture themselves visiting the Pyramids of Giza, setting their eyes upon the Great Sphinx, or perhaps taking a camel ride through the desert. However, there is much more in Egypt than its most quintessential tourist offerings, with one example being the country's fantastic festivals and events.
As a result of the differential advantage they can offer, festivals and cultural events are effective instruments in attracting first time as well as repeat visitors. They provide enjoyable Ã¢â?¬Ë?things to doÃ¢â?¬â?¢ for visitors, allow informal and rewarding contact with the local population and allow tourists to discover new cultural experiences.
"Egypt has many exciting places to visit and enjoy. Tourists can choose from a variety of options like a Sahara wild safari, a trip to Cairo and also take a cruise down the Nile. But at GAT Tours we aim to add a new tourism product to attract more tourists to visit Egypt, Festivals and cultural events are an important element in the marketing of cultural Tourism." Said Hany Mosabeh, CEO - GAT Tours, Ã¢â?¬Å?Egypt's festivals and religious carnivals - also known as mulid - are often associated with a specific Sufi or Coptic saintÃ¢â?¬Â
However, many Egyptians seem to get involved in all of the events, regardless of their own religious beliefs. The ancient springtime festival of Sham en Nisim (associated with a Coptic saint) has been celebrated by Egyptians for thousands of years, usually between the months of Paremoude (April) and Pashons (May), after Easter Sunday. Alternatively, Ramadan has long been celebrated with music and lights from lanterns called fawanees. Music festivals are also abundant in Egypt, with the country becoming one of the strongest in the Middle Eastern music industry. Rock and metal music are also becoming fashionable alongside oriental jazz and traditional Egyptian folk music. One of Egypt's most popular festivals is the Abu Simbel Festival, a sun festival held in February and October of each year. During this event, crowds fill the Abu Simbel Temple at sunrise to witness the light moving across the temple's inner stone, in turn illuminating the statues of Ramses, Ra and Amun.
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