Nayrouz in Egypt ― Date, History, and Details

Nayrouz in Egypt

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History of Nayrouz in Egypt and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Nayrouz is the Egyptian name for the Coptic New Year, which falls on September 11th in the Julian calendar. The holiday celebrates the start of the new year in the Coptic calendar, which is based on the ancient Egyptian calendar.

Nayrouz was originally a pagan holiday, but it was later adopted by the Coptic Church and became a religious holiday. On Nayrouz, Coptic Christians go to church for special services and prayers. They also exchange gifts and visit family and friends.

In recent years, Nayrouz has become a national holiday in Egypt. It is a time for Egyptians of all faiths to come together and celebrate their country’s rich history and culture.