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Coptic Easter 2024 in Eritrea

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 a Public Holiday?

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

In 2024, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

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


About Coptic Easter

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Coptic Easter Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2019SunApr 28Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2020SunApr 19Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2021SunMay 2Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2022SunApr 24Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2023SunApr 16Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2024SunMay 5Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2025SunApr 20Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2026SunApr 12Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2027SunMay 2Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2028SunApr 16Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2029SunApr 8Coptic EasterPublic Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.