Coptic Fasts & Feasts

2012 A.D. / 1728–1729 A.M.

Fast or Feast Date
The Holy Nativity Feast January 7–8
The Circumcision Feast January 15
The Holy Epiphany January 20
Feast of the Wedding of Cana of Galilee January 22
Jonah’s (Nineveh) Fast February 6–8
Jonah’s (Nineveh) Feast February 9
Presentation of the Lord into the Temple February 16
Holy Great Fast February 20 – April 6
The Feast of the Cross March 19
Lazarus Saturday April 7
Annunciation Feast (Not celebrated this year) April 7
Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem (Hosanna Sunday) April 8
Holy Pascha April 9–11
Covenant Thursday April 12
Good Friday April 13
Glorious Feast of the Resurrection April 15
Thomas’ Sunday April 22
Martyrdom of St. Mark the Evangelist May 8
The Holy Feast of Ascension May 24
Entry of the Lord into Egypt June 1
The Holy Pentecost Feast June 3
The Apostles’ Fast June 4 – July 11
The Apostles’ Feast (Martyrdom of St. Peter & St. Paul) July 12
St. Mary’s Fast August 7–21
Transfiguration Feast August 19
Assumption of St. Mary’s Body August 22
The Nayrouz Feast (Coptic New Year) September 11
The Feast of the Cross (Three days) September 27–29
The Holy Nativity Fast November 25 – January 6