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Churches of Egypt Celebrate Coptic Martyrs Day

Gergis Wahib

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Wednesday ,13 September 2017

Churches of Egypt Celebrate Coptic Martyrs  Day

The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated the feast of Niroz under extra security measures taken by police to secure the celebrations.

The Feast of Neyrouz marks the first day of the Coptic year. Nayrouz or Neyrouz is a feast when martyrs and confessors are commemorated within the Coptic Orthodox Church. Celebrated on September 11, the day is also the start of the Coptic new year and its first month, Thout.