Coptic Calendar

Fast or Feast


The Holy Nativity Feast

January 7

The Circumcision Feast

January 14

The Holy Epiphany

January 19

Feast of the Wedding of Cana of Galilee

January 21

Jonah's (Nineveh) Fast

February 6–8

Jonah's (Nineveh) Feast

February 9

Presentation of the Lord into the Temple

February 15

Holy Great Fast

February 20 – April 7

The Feast of the Cross

March 19

Annunciation Feast (Not celebrated this year)

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

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

The Holy Nativity Fast

November 25 –January 6