What is culture?
Representative samples of >40000 people from 44 countries in the EU, MENA and former Soviet Union Countries answered exactly this question.
The differences between countries are quite interesting:
people in the EU perceive culture more often as Arts (performance arts – music, theatre, cinema, ballet, opera, etc. ‐ and visual arts ‐ architecture, painting, art galleries, etc.)
People in MENA and former Soviet Union also often mentioned traditions, education and upbringing as well as knowledge and science.
For Russians culture is also literature,
for Israelis it's lifestyle and manners,
for Greeks and Egyptians it's also a civilization