"A special celebration will be held tomorrow to mark the sun shining on the face of the statute of Ramses II," a senior official announced yesterday.
Saber Sanad, head of the local council of Abu Simbel, Aswan, 1,202 kilometres south of Cairo, said the celebration would be held on the courtyard in front of Abu Simbel Temple in Upper Egypt.
A Nubian folkloric performance and a sound and light show on the relocation of the temple by UNESCO will be on the event's programme, Sanad said.
The sun shines on the face of the statue on February 22 and October 22 every year, the birthday and date of the coronation of Ramses II.
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Egypt State Information Service