Egyptian Culture

Dates of Significance

National Holidays

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Sinai Liberation Day (25th of April)
  • Sham el-Nessim (Spring Festival) (Varies each year)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Revolution Day (23rd of July)
  • Armed Forces Day (6th of October)


Islamic Dates of Significance

The following dates are based on the Islamic lunar calendar, so their date on the Gregorian calendar varies each year.


  • Ramadan
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Islamic New Year
  • Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday


Coptic Dates of Significance

Important dates in the Coptic tradition follow the Coptic (Alexandrian) calendar. This calendar is synchronised with the Julian calendar, meaning that Orthodox Christians around the world generally follow the same dating for important events.


  • Coptic Christmas Day (7th of January)
  • Easter (Varies each year)
  • Coptic New Year (11th of September)

 

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Egypt
  • Population
    94,666,993
    [2016 est.]
  • Language
    Arabic [official]
    English
    French
  • Religion
    Islam [predominantly Sunni] (90.0%)
    Coptic Orthodox Christianity (9.0%)
    Other Christianity (1.0%)
    [2015 est.]
  • Ethnicity
    Egyptian (99.6%)
    Other (0.4%)
    [Census, 2006]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    70
    25
    45
    80
    7
    4
  • Australians with Egyptian Ancestry
    50,517 [Census, 2016]
Egyptians in Australia
  • Population
    39,779
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Egypt.
  • Median Age
    56
    [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (51.7%)
    Female (48.3%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    Oriental Orthodox Christianity (38.2%)
    Catholic Christianity (17.9%)
    Islam (15.6%)
    Eastern Orthodox Christianity (10.7%)
    Other Religion (10.9%)
    No Religion (3.6%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    Egyptian (54.0%)
    Greek (11.1%)
    Italian (5.6%)
    Maltese (3.7%)
    Other Ancestry (25.6%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Arabic (61.8%)
    English (19.3%)
    Greek (7.6%)
    Italian (4.9%)
    Other Languages (5.6%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 88.6% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (49.6%)
    Victoria (33.4%)
    Queensland (6.2%)
    Western Australia (5.6%)
    Other (5.2%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2007 (73.3%)
    2007 - 2011 (10.8%)
    2012 - 2016 (12.7%)
    [Census, 2016]
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