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Coptic Christmas Day in Egypt

Quick Facts

Many Orthodox churches annually celebrate Christmas Day on or around January 7. This event commemorates the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, according to the Christian Bible.

Local names

NameLanguage
Coptic Christmas DayEnglish
Koptisches WeihnachtsfestGerman
عيد الميلاد للشرقيينArabic

Coptic Christmas Day 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Coptic Christmas Day 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
List of dates for other years

Many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar that pre-dates the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly observed.

Some Orthodox Christians visit a church to pray or reflect on inner thoughts in the lead up to the Orthodox Christmas Day.

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About Coptic Christmas Day

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Coptic Christmas Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriJan 72005Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
SatJan 72006Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
SunJan 72007Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
MonJan 72008Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
WedJan 72009Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
ThuJan 72010Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
FriJan 72011Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
SatJan 72012Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
MonJan 72013Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
TueJan 72014Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
WedJan 72015Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
ThuJan 72016Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
SatJan 72017Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
SunJan 72018Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
MonJan 72019Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday
TueJan 72020Coptic Christmas DayNational holiday

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