Sham El-Nessim

Sham El-Nessim is a feast celebrated by Egyptians. The word “Sham El-Nessim” is an Arabic word borrowed from Coptic “Ϭⲱⲙ ̀ⲛⲛⲓⲥⲓⲙ“. This feast always follows the Eastern Christian Easter (according to the custom of the largest Christian denomination in Egypt, The Coptic Orthodox Church). It refers to the beginning of the spring.

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El-Nayrouz Feast | New Coptic Year

What is Nayrouz:

1st of Tout 1732 (m) is the first day in the Coptic Calender -The head of the Coptic year- and the Copts made this day as a remembrance of the martyring of the Coptic martyrs whom dead on the hand of Diocletian. Continue reading “El-Nayrouz Feast | New Coptic Year”