Celebrations have gone on through the night in Cairo, as hundreds of thousands turned out for what has been dubbed a victory march.
The event came exactly a week after the popular revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.
One man said: “All we want is for Egypt to be Egypt again … a president that is aware, a country that’s aware, and a good government that takes the people into consideration and takes the poor into consideration.”
A woman said: “I’m very proud to be Egyptian. And when I travel abroad I can now tell people that I’m Egyptian and not be embarrassed. All of them will respect me because I’m Egyptian and I took part in this revolution.”
Amid the celebration, however, Egypt’s ruling military council has warned it will not allow any further strikes that harm the economy and what it calls national security.