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Coptic Holiday in Egypt

Discussion in 'Middle East' started by Abu Sina, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Abu Sina

    Abu Sina New Member

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    I read a lot here about how bad the Egyptian Muslims do not respect the Coptic Christians here.

    I thought I would just list the public holiday they get since we just passed a few of them.

    Not bad amount of holidays don't you think........

    even the Muslim ones they have like Eids and Ramadan

    Seems that Egypts Copts have more public holidays by Muslim law than Americans have under their secular government :wink:


    New Years Day 1st January
    Christmas January 7th
    Epiphany January 19th
    Palm Sunday (?? changes each year the date)
    Holy Thursday follows the Palm Sunday
    The Coptic Easter which is the week after Western Sects Easter
    Good Friday
    Holy Saturday
    Easter Sunday
    Sham el Naseem Pharaonic festival ( both Muslim and Christian)
    Ramadan ( changes each year and lasts one month)
    Eid Al Fitr 3 days
    Eid al Adha 4 days
    Prophet Mohammed birthday 12 rabi el Awwal
    Islamic New Year 1st Muharram

    plus


    January 25th this was National Police Day but now changed to New Egypt Revolution Day

    April 25th Sinai Liberation day

    May 1st Labour Day

    23rd July day Old Revolution day

    6th October Armed Forces day
     
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    Public holidays Abu? What do you define as public holidays? The only Coptic legal and public holiday is Christmas. Unless you count New years as a Christian holiday which most countries do not.
    New Years Day 1st January legal/public/bank holiday
    Christmas January 7th legal/public/bank holiday

    Epiphany January 19th not a holiday
    Palm Sunday (?? changes each year the date) not a holiday
    Holy Thursday follows the Palm Sunday not a holiday
    The Coptic Easter which is the week after Western Sects Easter not a holiday but since it is the holiest Coptic holiday should be
    Good Friday not a holiday
    Holy Saturday not a holiday
    Easter Sunday not a holiday
    Sham el Naseem Pharaonic festival ( both Muslim and Christian) legal/public and bank holiday
    Ramadan ( changes each year and lasts one month)
    Eid Al Fitr 3 days holiday
    Eid al Adha 4 days holiday
    Prophet Mohammed birthday 12 rabi el Awwal holiday
    Islamic New Year 1st Muharram holiday
     
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    April 25th Sinai Liberation day


    If Egypt liberated Sinai why was it necessary to negotiate an Israeli withdrawal from Sinai as part of the Camp David Accords?
     
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    No good if you are dead , or limping around with a baton up your arrse or stuck in your head .
     
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    Pls remove your blinkers , - -territories are LIBERATED , set free from foreign military occupation , NEGOTIATIONS are about terms and conditions .
     
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    Abu - I love holidays - the more the merrier.


    Mabrook .:party:


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    Egypt hasn't won a war since before the era of Alexander the Great. Egypt did not liberate Sinai from Israel. Israel counterattacked and defeated the Egyptians south of Cairo in 1973. The Egyptians were saved by American interference.
     
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    Days when government offices and schools and universities are closed.

    Easter week every year lasts from Thursday afternoon to the Tuesday Morning. You know that you live in Egypt.


    No school, no Mogamma, Government offices, no Universities etc

    I have no idea what Epiphany is but this is what Wiki says

     

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