The Feast of Nayrouz – El Nayrouz – Beginning of the Blessed Coptic Year

Event Name The Feast of Nayrouz – El Nayrouz – Beginning of the Blessed Coptic Year
Start Date 11th Sep 2017 12:00am
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The Coptic New Year is the very first calendar  ever known by man, going back as far as 4241 BC.

The word "Nayrouz"  is of   Coptic origin. The stem is niiaro-oo meaning: "the rivers." The suffex  "ouz" is Greek, thus, the word "Niiaroouz."

Mid  September is usually where  the waters of the Nile river rises, so the prayers are lifted to God for the  rising of the waters of the rivers for irrigation and ask for His blessings  at the beginning (crown) of the Coptic Calendar year.

When the Persian ruled  Egypt from 525-405 BC, they adopted the word and incorporated it in their  language and took it to mean "the beginning of their Persian year," and  called it "Nayrouz." The word "Nayrouz" in Persian, means "the new year."

Source: St Takla.org