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August 2018
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Wednesday August 15, 2018 (8/15/2018)
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Wednesday August 29, 2018 (8/29/2018)
Method: August 15th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 14 days
Period: 1 year

(Arabic: عيد وفاء النيل‎) has been an important natal cycle in Egypt since ancient times. It is celebrated by Egyptians as an annual holiday for two weeks starting August 15, known as Wafaa El-Nil. It is also celebrated in the Coptic Church by ceremonially throwing a martyr's relic into the river, hence the name, Esba` al-shahīd ('The Martyr's Finger'). Ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile flooded every year because of Isis's tears of sorrow for her dead husband, Osiris.

The three stages of the Egyptian flood cycle were Akhet, the time of the Nile flood, Peret, the sowing time, and Shemu, the time of harvest. Without this cycle people would die from starvation.The flood cycle was so predictable that the Egyptians even based their ancient calendar on it. Akhet was the first season of the year, between the months of June and September. Peret or the Egyptian Autumn season marked the time when their crops grew in the fields and were harvested,[1] running from October to mid-February. Shemu was the third and last season of the Egyptian year which ran from mid-February until the end of May; it essentially signalled the spring season of the Egyptian calendar.[2]

Dhu al-Hijja 1439
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Tuesday August 21, 2018 (8/21/2018) at Sunset Sunset icon ( 3:10 pm)
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yaum al-arba`a' Dhu al-Hijja 10, 1439 (12/10/1439)
Method: Dhu al-Hijja 10th on Islamic calendar
Length: 3 days
Period: 1 year
September 2018
Muharram 1440
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Tuesday September 11, 2018 (9/11/2018) at Sunset Sunset icon ( 2:24 pm)
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yaum al-arba`a' Muharram 1, 1440 (1/1/1440)
Method: Muharram 1st on Islamic calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
October 2018
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Saturday October 6, 2018 (10/6/2018)
Method: October 6th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
November 2018
Rabi I 1440
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Tuesday November 20, 2018 (11/20/2018) at Sunset Sunset icon (12:04 pm (day))
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yaum al-arba`a' Rabi I 12, 1440 (3/12/1440)
Method: Rabi I 12th on Islamic calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
January 2019
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Tuesday January 1, 2019 (1/1/2019)
Method: January 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
December 2018
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Sunday January 6, 2019 (1/6/2019)
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Sunday December 24, 2018 (12/24/2018)
Method: December 24th on Julian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
April 2019
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Sunday April 21, 2019 (4/21/2019)
Notes: 1st Sunday after the Paschal full moon
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Monday April 22, 2019 (4/22/2019)
Method: 1 day after Easter (Western)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon252 days until Sinai Liberation Day
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Thursday April 25, 2019 (4/25/2019)
Method: April 25th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
May 2019
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Wednesday May 1, 2019 (5/1/2019)
Method: May 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
June 2019
Shawwal 1440
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Tuesday June 4, 2019 (6/4/2019) at Sunset Sunset icon ( 4:11 pm)
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yaum al-arba`a' Shawwal 1, 1440 (10/1/1440)
Method: Shawwal 1st on Islamic calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
July 2019
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Tuesday July 23, 2019 (7/23/2019)
Method: July 23rd on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

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