Egypt: Coptic Christians amass at Cairo's St. Simon Monastery on Christmas Eve

Egypt's Coptic Christians amassed at the St. Simon Monastery in Cairo on Monday, for the Christmas Liturgy. Coptic Christmas falls on January 7 in the Gregorian calendar, which is also when Eastern Orthodox countries observe Christmas Day. Christmas celebrations on January 7 are known as 'Old Christmas Day' and are based on the Julian calendar for religious celebrations, while much of Europe... Еще changed to the Gregorian calendar in 1752.

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