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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.

Is Coptic Easter Sunday a Public Holiday?

Coptic Easter Sunday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

It is common to crack or smash painted eggs on Orthodox Easter Day.

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About Coptic Easter Sunday

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Coptic Easter Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunApr 16Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
2018SunApr 8Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
2019SunApr 28Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
2020SunApr 19Coptic Easter SundayNational holiday
2021SunMay 2Coptic Easter SundayObservance
2022SunApr 24Coptic Easter SundayObservance
2023SunApr 16Coptic Easter SundayObservance
2024SunMay 5Coptic Easter SundayObservance
2025SunApr 20Coptic Easter SundayObservance
2026SunApr 12Coptic Easter SundayObservance
2027SunMay 2Coptic Easter SundayObservance

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