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Coptic Easter Sunday in Egypt

Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which often differs from the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries. Therefore the Orthodox Easter period often occurs later than the Easter period that falls around the time of the March equinox.

Orthodox Easter Day
Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.
Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.
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About Coptic Easter Sunday

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Coptic Easter Sunday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SunMay 12005Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 232006Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 82007Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 272008Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 192009Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 42010Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 242011Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 152012Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunMay 52013Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 202014Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 122015Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunMay 12016Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 162017Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 82018Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 282019Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 192020Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday

Quick Facts

Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.

Coptic Easter Sunday 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Coptic Easter Sunday 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

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