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Coptic Good Friday in Egypt

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

Local names

NameLanguage
Coptic Good FridayEnglish
Koptischer KarfreitagGerman
أَلْجُمْعَةُ الْعَظِيمَةArabic

Coptic Good Friday 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Coptic Good Friday 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015
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Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday”. The atmosphere of the day is solemn and it is observed as a day of mourning to remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Many Orthodox churches retained the Julian calendar after the Gregorian calendar was introduced in Europe in 1582. Therefore they often follow a different Easter date compared with many western churches. Easter holidays, such as Good Friday, are “moveable feasts” as these dates change according to calendar calculations.

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

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Coptic Good Friday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriApr 292005Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 212006Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 62007Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 252008Coptic Good FridayObservance
FriApr 172009Coptic Good FridayObservance
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

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