File Photo: Egyptian air force jets fly over Tahrir Square in Cairo on October 6, 2011 during a ceremony marking the 38th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli war of October 1973. On October 6, 1973, on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, an Arab military coalition led by Egypt and Syria launched a simultaneous surprise attack in the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights, territories occupied by Israel since the 1967 Arab Israeli War. AFP
Egyptian Minister of Culture Nevine El-Kilany announced the agenda of the ministry's celebrations for this year.
Egypt celebrates this year the 50th anniversary of its historic victory over Israel that led to the liberation of Sinai from Israeli occupation.
The Cabinet declared that public sector employees will have a paid holiday on Thursday, 5 October.
El-Kilany said the ministry will celebrate the victory with an artistic and cultural programme, stressing that the planned events draw inspiration from the heroism and the sacrifices of the soldiers who fought the war.
She added that the events aim to instil a sense of patriotism, especially in the younger generations.
Ahram Online compiled the ministry’s main events for October:
Greater Cairo Library
To celebrate the Golden Jubilee, the library organizes on 1 October an event entitled October Victory in Newspaper Archives.
The Artistic House of Folk and Performing Arts holds a ceremony to celebrate the occasion on 10 October.
General Authority for Cultural Palaces
The Authority will hold a grand concert in Ismailia on 4 October, featuring Egyptian singer Ali El-Haggar.
Alexandria Opera House
The Opera's Sayed Darwish Theatre hosts a ceremony celebrating the October War victory on 4 October.
Damanhur Opera House
The Opera holds concerts to commemorate the victory on 5 and 6 October.
Beit El-Suhaimi Creativity Centre
The centre holds a concert on 5 October to celebrate the October War victory.
Alexandria's Freedom Centre for Creativity
A major celebration will be held at the centre on 10 October to celebrate the victory.
Academy of Arts
The academy celebrates on 4 October the Jubilee of the war with several artistic performances.
Sayed Darwish Theatre holds a children's choir concert on 26 October to commemorate Egypt's victory.
National Library and Archives
The national project to document the October War will be launched to commemorate Egypt's victory.
In addition, the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the war include opening military museums to the public for free from 1 to 6 October.