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Coptic Good Friday in Egypt

Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today.

The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is remembered on Good Friday.
The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is remembered on Good Friday.
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Coptic Good Friday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
FriApr 22010Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 222011Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 132012Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriMay 32013Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 182014Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 102015Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 292016Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 142017Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 62018Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 262019Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 172020Coptic Good FridayObservance

Quick Facts

Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world annually observe Good Friday to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Coptic Good Friday 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Coptic Good Friday 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

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