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Coptic Good Friday in Eritrea

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.

Is Coptic Good Friday a Public Holiday?

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

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

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About Coptic Good Friday

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Coptic Good Friday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016FriApr 29Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2017FriApr 14Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2018FriApr 6Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2019FriApr 26Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2020FriApr 17Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2021FriApr 30Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2022FriApr 22Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2023FriApr 14Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2024FriMay 3Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2025FriApr 18Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday
2026FriApr 10Coptic Good FridayPublic Holiday

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