The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is perhaps the most iconic human structure in the world. As part of the Light It Up Blue (LIUB) global campaign for World Autism Awareness Day, tohonor of World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2017. Cairo tourist attractions and most prominent landmarks to light up in blue on April 2.
This year, the Egyptian Autistic Society has chosen the slogan, “yes I’m autistic, but I’m much more” to launch 2017 national awareness campaign.
The Autism Speaks organization declared Apr. 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. In 2010, they launched “Light It Up Blue” campaign where iconic landmarks around the globe, like the Empire State Building in the U.S., the CN Tower in Canada, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy and Burj Al Arab in Dubai as well as airports, bridges, museums, concert halls, restaurants, hospitals and buildings all around the world light up in bright blue to raise awareness for the cause and support all those impacted by autism.
Last year, many landmarks in Egypt joined “Light It Up Blue” initiative including the Pyramids, Cairo Tower, the Suez Canal, AUC, Citystars, Cairo Opera House and several monuments and hotels in Luxor and many other bridges and buildings all over Egypt in support of the World Autism Awareness Day.