This is the moulid of Sayyida ("Blessed") Fatima al-Nabawiya on April 15, 2008. The word moulid, or mawlid, means "birth." In Islam, a moulid celebration usually refers to the birth of Muhammad, but in Egypt a moulid can refer to the birth of any historical religious figure. The closest analogue would be Catholic feast-days for saints. A moulid is generally associated with a mosque that bears the name of or is connected to the person in question. The date of a moulid drifts from year to year as the lunar Islamic calendar shifts relative to the Gregorian calendar; this moulid is celebrated in the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-Thani.
Fatima al-Nabawiya was a great-granddaughter of Muhammad; she died in Egypt and is buried in her eponymous mosque.