As a recognized cultural trend-setter of the Arabic-speaking world, Egyptian literature, music, film and television have a big influence on the contemporary Arabic and Middle-Eastern culture.
The Egyptians were one of the first major civilisations to codify design elements in art and architecture. The Egyptian Museum which has more than 120, 000 items, the Egyptian National Military Museum and the 6th of October Panorama are three main museums in Egypt, covering a wide area of ages, starting from pre-historic age to the modern age.
Egypt celebrates many festivals and religious carnivals, also known as mulid. They are usually associated with a particular Coptic or Sufi saint, but are often celebrated by Egyptians irrespective of creed or religion. The ancient spring festival of Sham en Nisim (Coptic: Ϭⲱⲙ‘ⲛⲛⲓⲥⲓⲙ shom en nisim) has been celebrated by Egyptians for thousands of years, typically between the Egyptian months of Paremoude (April) and Pashons (May), following Easter Sunday.