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Coptic Easter in Sudan

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.

Orthodox Easter Day

Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.

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About Coptic Easter

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Coptic Easter Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunApr 12Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2016SunMay 1Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2017SunApr 16Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
2018SunApr 8Coptic EasterPublic Holiday
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

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