A parade was being held at the center of the city accompanied by music, fireworks and firecrackers, as overjoyed residents poured into the streets and broke into dance.
"There is great joy here," one local resident said. "It's been a while since we had such celebration in town."
Meanwhile, a protest organized by the Balad party for Saturday will also turn into a major celebration and is expected to draw large crowds.
An Egyptian opposition leader is expected to address the rally directly from Cairo.
"The revolution's victory is a historic and constitutive moment in the history of the Egyptian Arab people and of the Arab nation in general," a Balad official said. "It is a moment where the people's desire and aspiration for liberty, justice and democracy had won."
Hassan Shaalan reported to the story
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