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Coptic Fasts & Feasts   2023 A.D.  /  1739-1740 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 6 – 8

Nineveh's (Jonah's) Feast

February 9

Presentation of the Lord into the Temple

February 15

Holy Great Fast (Lent)


February 20 – April 7


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 8

Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Hosanna Sunday)

April 9


Holy Pascha

April 10 – 12


Covenant Thursday

April 13


Good Friday

April 14

Glorious Feast of the Resurrection

April 16

Thomas’ Sunday

April 23

Martyrdom of St. Mark the Evangelist

May 8

The Holy Feast of Ascension

May 25

Entry of the Lord into Egypt

June 1


The Holy Pentecost Feast
June 4

The Apostles' Fast
June 5 – 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 12

The Feast of the Cross (Three Days)
September 28 – 30

(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 26 – January 6

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