Coptic Calender and New Year Origins
A Happy and BlesSed Egyptian and Ethiopian Orthodox New Year! Melkam Addis Amet ! Happy Eid El Nayrouz!From Kamitan Arts ☥ ~ ~ ☥
1 Tut – 6264 (Ancient Egyptian) 11 Tut – 1738 (Coptic Calender), 2014 (Ethiopian Calender), in 2022 (Western).
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“Bayoumi Qandil explained that ‘nairuz’ originated from the Coptic word ‘T-yar’ou’ meaning rivers, since the New Year date coincides with the fullness of the annual inundation of the River Nile. The word later metamorphosed into the Persian ‘nairuz’ meaning new day. 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… Qandil said it was Egypt’s largely illiterate rural community which preserved the Coptic calendar, since it is very closely connected to their agricultural activity. Arabic or Latin months mean nothing to them, but Tout is the full inundation, Hatour is the month of sowing, Kiyahk is the mid-winter month with the shortest days, Amsheer comes in with its famous windstorms, and Ba’ouna with its oppressive summer heat. Popular quotes describe each month in a short jiggle rhyme. Each month is also famous for a specific produce. Egyptians talk of Hatour bananas, Ba’ouna’s honey, Misra grapes, or Kiyahk fish. (from St-Takla.org) The blood-red colour of the dates that harvested at this time of year 1 – Tut (11 Sep), resembles the blood of the early Coptic Christian Martyrs; the White core their pure hearts; and the tough stone their solid faith.
These are the words used for the Ancient Egyptian Calender months in Coptic, Arabic and English!