Coptic Calendar

The Coptic calendar is used by the Coptic Orthodox Church and still used in Egypt. This calendar is based on the ancient Egyptian calendar. The Coptic calendar has 13 months, 12 of 30 days each and one month at the end of the year of 5 or 6 days depending whether the year is a leap year or not. The year starts on 11 September in the Gregorian Calendar or on the 12th in the year before (Gregorian) Leap Years. The Coptic Leap Year follows the same rules as the Gregorian so that the extra month always has 6 days in the year before a Gregorian Leap Year.

 Coptic Month

Start Date 

 Thout  September 11/12
 Paopi  October 11/12
 Hathor  November 10/11
 Koiak  December 10/11
 Tobi  January 9/10
 Meshir  February 8/9
 Baremhat  March 10
 Baremoude  April 9
 Pashons  May 9
 Paoni  June 8
 Epip  July 8
 Mesori  August 7
 Little Month  September 6

Coptic Feasts and Fasts

These are the dates for the Feasts and Fasts of the Coptic Orthodox Church that change every year. 

 Year

 Jonah's Fast

 Start of Lent

 Easter Sunday

Ascension Sunday 

Pentecost Sunday 

Start of Apostles' Fast 

 2010/ 1726  Jan 25 - 27  Feb 8  April 4  May 13  May 23  May 24
Tobi 17 - 19 Meshir 1 Baremhat 26 Pashons 5 Pashons 15 Pashons 16
 2011/ 1727  Feb 14 - 16  Feb 28  April 24  June 2  June 12  June 13
Meshir 7 - 9 Meshir 21 Baremoude 16 Pashons 25 Paoni 5 Paoni 6
 2012/
1738
 Feb 6 - 8  Feb 20  April 15  May 24  June 3  June 4
Tobi 28 - 30 Meshir 12 Baremoude 7 Pashons 16 Pashons 26 Pashons 26
 2013/
1729
 Feb 25 - 27  March 11  May 5  June 13  June 23  June 24
Meshir 18 - 20 Baremhat 2 Baremoude 27 Paoni 6 Paoni 16 Paoni 16
 2014/
1730
 Feb 10 - 12  Feb 24  April 20  May 29  June 8  June 9
Meshir 3 - 5 Meshir 17 Baremoude 12 Pashons 21 Paoni 1 Paoni 2
 2015/
1731
 Feb 2 - 4  Feb 16  April 12  May 21  May 31  June 1
Tobi 25 Meshir 9 Baremoude 4 Pashons 13 Pashons 23 Pashons 24
 2016/
1732
 Feb 22 - 24  March 7  May 1  June 9  June 19  June 20
Meshir 14 Meshir 28 Baremoude 23 Paoni 2 Paoni 12 Paoni 13

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