Bayonne Coptic Festival to celebrate seventh year

The festival will run from July 29 to July 31

The seventh annual Bayonne Coptic Festival is set for July 29 to July 31, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 11 p.m. each day.

The festival will offer food, fun, games, sports and more. The event is sponsored by the St. Abanoub and St. Antonious Coptic Orthodox Church.

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The Bayonne Coptic Festival will take place at the church at 1325 Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne. Admission is free for the three-day event from July 29 to July 21, which has the tag line of “Bridging the Church and the Community.”

Bayonne, as well as Jersey City, is known for its robust population of Coptic Christians, arguably the largest in the country. Many Coptic Christians have been moving to the northern New Jersey area from Egypt and other countries with Coptic Christian populations since the 1990s, partly because of the area’s proximity to high quality education and career opportunities.

The Bayonne Coptic Festival aims to celebrate the culture of the Coptic Christians within the community. For more information, go to saintabanoub.com, email stabanoubchurch@gmail.com, or check official social media pages for the church including facebook.com/StAntonious on Facebook and stabanoub.stantonious on Instagram among others.

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