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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Christmas (Coptic) Christmas (Coptic) Sham el Nassim "fata" Like the Eastern Orthodox Church in Russia, the Copts in Egypt still use the Julian calendar adopted by Julius Caesar in 45 B.C. The Julian calendar has 365 days, with a leap year added every four years, but each year is about 11 minutes too long, meaning that over time it has come to be out of sync with the more accurate modern Gregorian calendar, named for Pope Gregory XIII. So though Egypt, including its Coptic citizens, currently uses the Gregorian calendar for most other affairs, Christmas will still be celebrated on Jan. 6  

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