Coptic Fasts & Feasts: 2016

The following is a list of Coptic Feasts, Fasts and other special occasions during 2015.

Fast or Feast Date
The Holy Nativity Feast January 7 - 8
The Circumcision Feast January 15
The Holy Epiphany January 20
Feast of the Wedding of Cana of Galilee January 22
Presentation of the Lord into the Temple
February 16
Jonah's (Nineveh) Fast
February 22 - 24
Jonah's (Nineveh) Feast February 25
Holy Great Fast March 7 - April 22
The Feast of the Cross March 19
Annunciation Feast
April 7
Lazarus Saturday April 23
Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Hosanna Sunday)
April 24
Holy Pascha
April 25 - 27
Covenant Thursday April 28
Good Friday April 29
Glorious Feast of the Resurrection May 1
Thomas' Sunday May 8
Martyrdom of St. Mark the Evangelist May 8
Entry of the Lord into Egypt
June 1
The Holy Feast of Ascension June 9
The Holy Pentecost Feast June 19
The Apostles' Fast
June 20 - 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