Coptic Calendar

Fast or Feaast

Date

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

Presentation of the Lord into the Temple

February 15

Jonah's (Nineveh) Fast

February 18–20

Jonah's (Nineveh) Feast

February 21

Holy Great Fast

March 4 – April 19

The Feast of the Cross

March 19

Annunciation Feast

April 7

Lazarus Saturday

April 20

Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Hosanna Sunday)

April 21

Holy Pascha

April 22–24

Covenant Thursday

April 25

Good Friday

April 26

Glorious Feast of the Resurrection

April 28

Thomas Sunday

May 5

Martyrdom of St. Mark the Evangelist

May 8

Entry of the Lord into Egypt

June 1

The Holy Feast of Ascension

June 6

The Holy Pentecost Feast

June 16

The Apostles' Fast

June 17 – 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 12

The Feast of the Cross (Three days)

September 28–30

The Holy Nativity Fast

November 26 – January 6