Coptic Fasts & Feasts   2021 A.D.  /  1737-1738 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

Presentation of the Lord into the Temple

February 15


Nineveh's (Jonah's) Fast

February 22 – 24


Nineveh's (Jonah's) Feast

February 25

Holy Great Fast (Lent)

March 8 – 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 24

Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Hosanna Sunday)

April 25


Holy Pascha

April 26 – 28


Covenant Thursday

April 29


Good Friday

April 30

Glorious Feast of the Resurrection

May 2

Martyrdom of St. Mark the Evangelist

May 8


Thomas’ Sunday

May 9

Entry of the Lord into Egypt

June 1

The Holy Feast of Ascension
June 10


The Holy Pentecost Feast
June 20


The Apostles' Fast
June 21 – 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