Coptic Fasts & Feasts   2022 A.D.  /  1738-1739 A.M.

The Holy Nativity Feast (Christmas)

January 7


The Circumcision Feast

January 14


The Holy Epiphany

January 19


Feast of the Wedding of Cana of Galilee

January 21

Nineveh's (Jonah's) Fast

February 14 – 16

Presentation of the Lord into the Temple

February 15


Nineveh's (Jonah's) Feast

February 17

Holy Great Fast (Lent)

February 28 – April 23

The Feast of the Cross

March 19

(Commemorates the discovery of the Holy Cross by Queen Helen in 326 AD)


Annunciation Feast 

April 7

Lazarus Saturday

April 16

Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Hosanna Sunday)

April 17


Holy Pascha

April 18 – 20


Covenant Thursday

April 21


Good Friday

April 22

Glorious Feast of the Resurrection

April 24

Thomas’ Sunday

May 1

Martyrdom of St. Mark the Evangelist

May 8

Entry of the Lord into Egypt


June 1

The Holy Feast of Ascension
June 2

The Holy Pentecost Feast
June 12

The Apostles' Fast
June 13 – July 11

The Apostles' Feast (Martyrdom of St. Peter & St. Paul)
July 12

St. Mary's Fast
August 7 – 21

Transfiguration Feast
August 19

Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary's Body
August 22

The Nayrouz Feast (Coptic New Year)
September 11

The Feast of the Cross (Three Days)
September 27 – 29

(Commemorates the dedication of the Church of the Holy Cross which was built by Queen Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine)

The Holy Nativity Fast (Advent)
November 25 – January 6