Moulid of Abu Al Haggag

Cultural in Luxor

The town’s biggest traditional festival is the Moulid of Abu Al Haggag, a raucous five-day carnival in honour of the nearest thing Luxor has to a patron saint, a 13th-century Sufi leader, Yusuf Abu Al Haggag. It takes place around Luxor Temple in the middle of Sha'aban, the month before Ramadan.