The events which are celebrated in Sinai and the Red Sea area are primarily those events which are celebrated by the Muslim religion.  Other events are related to dates of historical importance to the area.  Events celebrated throughout the year include:

  • Eid al-Adha – This is a feast which takes place for reasons of religious celebration.  It is considered the most important of such feasts occurring throughout the year.  More can be learned about the meaning behind the celebration at http://www3.kumc.edu/diversity/ethnic... .
  • Eid al-Fitr is the celebration of the Islamic New Year.  It is also known as the Festival of Muharram.  The date of the event changes each year because the Islamic calendar is different from the Western calendar.  Additional information about both the event and the calendar can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_N... .
  • Moloud – This is a celebration of the birthday of the prophet.
  • Revolution Day is a national holiday celebrated throughout Egypt .  Information on its origin is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_Rev... .
  • Sham El Nessin, also known as Osterfest, is a springtime festival similar to the celebration of Easter.  For detailed information about this event, visit http://www.touregypt.net/featurestori... .
  • Sinai Liberation Festival is a celebration taking place in April of each year.