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#Coptic New Year

Nayrouz Coptic new Year

By Marina Kilada Today, the Coptic Orthodox community -one of several minorities in Egypt- celebrates the beginning of the year 1738 on the Coptic calendar, anno martyrum or AM (Latin for Era of the Martyrs). The Coptic New Year, Nayrouz, is celebrated on September 11 on the Gregorian calendar, except for the year preceding a leap year when it's celebrated on September 12. Based on the ancient Egyptian calendar, the Copts still adopt the 13-month calendar to date. Inspired by…