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Orthodox: religious celerations and observances

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Christmas EveTuesday January 5, 2016Orthodox 
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Orthodox Christmas EveWednesday January 6, 2016Orthodox 
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Epiphany*Wednesday January 6, 2016Orthodox 
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Armenian ChristmasWednesday January 6, 2016Orthodox 
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Armenian Christmas (Armenian community only)Wednesday January 6, 2016Orthodox 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Wednesday January 6, 2016Orthodox 
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Orthodox Christmas Day*Thursday January 7, 2016Orthodox 
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Armenian ChristmasThursday January 7, 2016Orthodox 
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optional holiday*Thursday January 7, 2016Orthodox 
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Orthodox second day of ChristmasFriday January 8, 2016Orthodox 
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Orthodox Christmas DaySaturday January 9, 2016Orthodox 
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Orthodox Epiphany*Tuesday January 19, 2016Orthodox 
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Orthodox Epiphany (Orthodox community only)*Tuesday January 19, 2016Orthodox 
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Christmas Eve -
Thursday January 5, 2017

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Orthodox Christmas Eve -
Saturday January 6, 2018

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Epiphany -
Saturday January 6, 2018

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


Armenian Christmas -
Saturday January 6, 2018

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Armenian Christmas (Armenian community only) -
Saturday January 6, 2018

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Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Saturday January 6, 2018

Orthodox : Orthodox Christmas Eve only observed by the Orthodox community


Orthodox Christmas Day -
Saturday January 7, 2017

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,


Armenian Christmas -
Saturday January 7, 2017

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Optional holiday -
Sunday January 7, 2018

Orthodox : Coptic Christmas


Orthodox second day of Christmas -
Monday January 8, 2018

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Orthodox Christmas Day -
Monday January 9, 2017

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Orthodox Epiphany -
Thursday January 19, 2017

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


Orthodox Epiphany (Orthodox community only) -
Friday January 19, 2018

Orthodox : Also called Vodici