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Orthodox: religious celerations and observances

Orthodox: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Orthodox Christmas Eve**Sunday January 6, 2019Orthodox 
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Epiphany**Sunday January 6, 2019Orthodox 
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Armenian Christmas**Sunday January 6, 2019Orthodox 
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optional holiday**Sunday January 6, 2019Orthodox 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Sunday January 6, 2019Orthodox 
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Orthodox Christmas Day**Monday January 7, 2019Orthodox 
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optional holiday*Monday January 7, 2019Orthodox 
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The day of commemoration of all dead people after Christmas Day**Monday January 7, 2019Orthodox 
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Orthodox Christmas Day**Tuesday January 8, 2019Orthodox 
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Orthodox second day of ChristmasTuesday January 8, 2019Orthodox 
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Orthodox Epiphany*Saturday January 19, 2019Orthodox 
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optional holiday**Saturday January 19, 2019Orthodox 
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Orthodox Christmas Eve -
Sunday January 6, 2019

Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Epiphany -
Sunday January 6, 2019

Orthodox : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Cele ated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Armenian Christmas -
Sunday January 6, 2019

Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Optional holiday -
Sunday January 6, 2019

Orthodox : Armenian Christmas Armenian community only not a paid holiday


Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Sunday January 6, 2019

Orthodox : Orthodox Christmas Eve only observed by the Orthodox community


Orthodox Christmas Day -
Sunday January 7, 2018

Orthodox : The difference in Christmas celebrations stretches back to 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII ruled the Catholic Church should follow a new calendar – called the Gregorian calendar, more in sync with the sun than the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar was established by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. Because it was the pope who ruled on it, many churches not in sync with the Vatican ignored it, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox among them. Protestants accepted the new calendar in the early 1700s. In 1922, the patriarch of Constantinople decided to follow the new Gregorian calendar in observance of Christmas, but not for Easter. His lead was followed by many other Orthodox churches. The only Orthodox churches that observe the Jan. 7 date are the Russian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian churches, the Serbs and the Mt. Athos monks in Greece, Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Optional holiday -
Monday January 7, 2019

Orthodox : Coptic Christmas


The day of commemoration of all dead people after Christmas Day -
Sunday January 7, 2018

Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Orthodox Christmas Day -
Monday January 8, 2018

Orthodox : The difference in Christmas celebrations stretches back to 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII ruled the Catholic Church should follow a new calendar – called the Gregorian calendar, more in sync with the sun than the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar was established by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. Because it was the pope who ruled on it, many churches not in sync with the Vatican ignored it, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox among them. Protestants accepted the new calendar in the early 1700s. In 1922, the patriarch of Constantinople decided to follow the new Gregorian calendar in observance of Christmas, but not for Easter. His lead was followed by many other Orthodox churches. The only Orthodox churches that observe the Jan. 7 date are the Russian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian churches, the Serbs and the Mt. Athos monks in Greece, Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Orthodox second day of Christmas -
Tuesday January 8, 2019

Orthodox :


Orthodox Epiphany -
Friday January 19, 2018

Orthodox : A Christian holiday (from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning manifestation or to appear) commemorating the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. It marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas and is also called The Adoration of the Magi or The Manifestation of God . According to legend based on a Bible story, three kings (or wise men/magi), Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar saw a bright star on the night that Christ was born. They followed the star to Bethlehem where they found the baby Jesus and presented him with gold, frankincense and myrrh. http://www.heart7.net/date/holdef.html


Optional holiday -
Saturday January 19, 2019

Orthodox : Orthodox Epiphany, also called Vodici Orthodox community only