Events and Festivals in Cairo

  • Ramadan Film Festival: The festival was instituted as a way to provide entertainment for locals and tourists alike during the month of Ramadan. The outdoor movie theatre holds screenings of independent and low-budget films and viewers get to sprawl on the grass after breaking their fast and enjoy the light entertainment.
  • Color Festival: The Color Festival takes place annually in September and is held at the Swiss Club in Cairo. Loosely based on the Hindu festival, Holi, fun and passion for life is a central theme to the Color Festival. It starts early in the morning and hordes of people get together and proceed to splash each other with wild and wonderful colors. There are shows like snake charming, water fights and Indian dancing to entertain the crowd during the day. Competitions are held for most colorful guy and girl and then there’s also one that awards the person who managed to be covered in only one color.
  • Armed Forces Day: Held in October.
  • Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre: Held in October.
  • Pharaohs Rally: Held in October.
  • Picker's Paradise Park Festival: Mostly held in October.
  • Arabic Music Festival: Takes place in November.
  • Cairo International Film Festival: Takes place in November.

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