See the pyramids!

Come visit Egypt!

Here are some facts about Egypt:

Muslims pray five times daily, always facing Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia.

Egyptian Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January instead of on 25 December.

The Egyptians follow two calenders. One is Western and the other is the Islamic calendar.

Religion and other

Most Egyptians are Muslims, but there is a small population of Christians known as Coptic Christians, or Egyptian Christians. Coptic churches are built facing the east, and Sunday is the most important day of worship. Coptic church services can last up to four hours. Muslims consider the Qur'an (Muslim scripture) to be the final, complete word of Allah (God).