Egypt's culture is a unique blend of antiquity and modernity.
Ramadan and Eid
During the ninth and holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is observed by most in Egypt and is thought to be a time of spiritual rejuvenation. For this month, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset - refraining from eating and drinking during daylight hours. Eid marks the end of fasting with three days of feasting and celebration.
Abu Simbel Festival
During the Abu Simbel Festival, eager crowds gather at Abu Simbel's Temples of Ramses II to watch the sun's rays reach the innermost chambers of the temple. Only twice a year do the four stone gods that reside within the temple receive sunlight! Food, music and dance follow, yet it's the moment of witnessing the early morning illumination of the temple that's the true highlight.
Egypt is blessed with lots of sunshine and very little rain. Generally, the hottest months are June to August, and the coolest month is January. Rainfall is negligible, except on the coast, with rain usually occurring during the winter months (December to March). Read more..