CAIRO: Luxor and Queen Hatshepsut temples will be lit up in blue Saturday evening in honor of World Autism Awareness Day; Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr was quoted by Youm7.
In addition to the historical sites in Luxor, the governorate’s administrative building and the main hotels will also turn blue to mark the day, Badr told Youm7.
“The event aims at providing people around children with autism with simple understanding of autism’s basic elements which will result in an important impact on the children’s ability to proceed towards productive, independent adulthood,” said Badr.
The Egyptian Autistic Society founder Dalia Soliman said Egypt has been taking part in the global event for the past five years but Luxor’s debut participation in the international event will help raise awareness of the importance of supporting children who live with autism.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Cairo Tower, Suez Canal Authority building, Qasr Al-Aini hospital and the 57357 Hospital for children with cancer are among other landmarks participating in the event, said Soliman.
Last year, Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx were among Egyptian historical sites turned blue on April 2 to mark the event.