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

January 29–31

Jonah's (Nineveh) Feast

February 1

Holy Great Fast

February 12 – March 30

Presentation of the Lord into the Temple

February 15

The Feast of the Cross

March 19

Lazarus Saturday

March 31

Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Hosanna Sunday)

April 1

Holy Pascha

April 2–4

Covenant Thursday

April 5

Good Friday

April 6

Glorious Feast of the Resurrection

April 8

Thomas’ Sunday

April 15

Martyrdom of St. Mark the Evangelist

May 8

The Holy Feast of Ascension

May 17

The Holy Pentecost Feast

May 27

Entry of the Lord into Egypt

June 1

The Apostles' Fast

May28 – 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