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Celebrated by Copts in Egypt according to the calendar of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church. The celebration comes after a 55-day fasting during which only vegetables are allowed for eating.

Isra and Mi’raj

The Isra and Mi’raj are the two parts of a Night Journey that, according to Islamic tradition, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) took during a single night around the year 11 and 12 Hejri. It has been described as both a physical and spiritual journey.

Coptic Calendar

The Coptic calendar has 13 months, 12 of 30 days each and an intercalary month at the end of the year of 5 or 6 days depending whether the year is a leap year or not. The year starts on 11 September in the Gregorian calendar or on the 12th in the year before (Gregorian) Leap Years

Eid Al-Adh’ha (Greater Bairam)

The second annual Muslim festival is Eid al-Adh’ha. Muslims head for Mecca to perform the rituals of pilgrimage. The most important part of these rituals is spending the night of 9th of thill’hijja on Arafat a mountain nearby Mecca.

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