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Orthodox: religious celerations and observances

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Orthodox Easter**Sunday May 1, 2016Orthodox 
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optional holiday*Sunday May 1, 2016Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter MondayMonday May 2, 2016Orthodox 
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Orthodox EasterMonday May 2, 2016Orthodox 
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All Souls' Day*Monday May 9, 2016Orthodox 
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All Saints' Day**Tuesday May 10, 2016Orthodox 
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St Cyrilus and St Methodius*Tuesday May 24, 2016Orthodox 
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Whit Monday**Monday June 20, 2016Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter -
Sunday May 1, 2016

Orthodox : Only observed by the Orthodox community


Optional holiday -
Sunday May 1, 2016

Orthodox : Orthodox Easter


Orthodox Easter Monday -
Monday May 2, 2016

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Orthodox Easter -
Monday May 2, 2016

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All Souls' Day -
Monday May 9, 2016

Orthodox : Celebrated on Sunday in some cities. Paste Blajinilor which means Easter of the Dead or Easter of the kind souls who have passed away .


All Saints' Day -
Tuesday May 10, 2016

Orthodox : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. banks remain open


St Cyrilus and St Methodius -
Tuesday May 24, 2016

Orthodox : Commemorates the creation of the Slavic Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets by the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius. The celebration also commemorates the introduction of literacy and the preaching of the gospels in the Slavonic language by the brothers.


Whit Monday -
Monday June 20, 2016

Orthodox : In Cyprus, Kataklysma is the festival of the floods in seaside towns Greece, Cyprus & Ukraine