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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**Wednesday January 6, 2021Orthodox 
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Epiphany**Wednesday January 6, 2021Orthodox 
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Armenian Christmas**Wednesday January 6, 2021Orthodox 
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optional holiday**Wednesday January 6, 2021Orthodox 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Wednesday January 6, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox Christmas Day*Thursday January 7, 2021Orthodox 
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Coptic ChristmasThursday January 7, 2021Orthodox 
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The day of commemoration of all dead people after Christmas Day**Thursday January 7, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox second day of ChristmasFriday January 8, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox Epiphany*Tuesday January 19, 2021Orthodox 
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optional holiday**Tuesday January 19, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox Epiphany*Wednesday January 20, 2021Orthodox 
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optional holiday**Monday April 12, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox Good Friday**Saturday April 17, 2021Orthodox 
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optional holiday**Saturday April 17, 2021Orthodox 
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Good Friday*Saturday April 17, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox Holy Saturday**Sunday April 18, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter**Monday April 19, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter Monday*Tuesday April 20, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox EasterTuesday April 20, 2021Orthodox 
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All Souls' Day*Tuesday April 27, 2021Orthodox 
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All Saints' Day**Wednesday April 28, 2021Orthodox 
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Orthodox Christmas Eve -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Epiphany -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

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 -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Optional holiday -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

Orthodox : Armenian Christmas Armenian community only not a paid holiday


Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

Orthodox : Orthodox Christmas Eve only observed by the Orthodox community


Orthodox Christmas Day -
Tuesday January 7, 2020

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, work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.


Coptic Christmas -
Tuesday January 7, 2020

Orthodox :


The day of commemoration of all dead people after Christmas Day -
Tuesday January 7, 2020

Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Orthodox second day of Christmas -
Friday January 8, 2021

Orthodox :


Orthodox Epiphany -
Sunday January 19, 2020

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.


Optional holiday -
Sunday January 19, 2020

Orthodox : Orthodox Epiphany, also called Vodici Orthodox community only


Orthodox Epiphany -
Monday January 20, 2020

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.


Optional holiday -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Orthodox : Orthodox Palm Sunday Christian civil servants only


Orthodox Good Friday -
Friday April 17, 2020

Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The Easter bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place: Midnight Office... After the service the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home. The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days. One egg is cracked on the wall of the church (and this is the first egg eaten The ritual of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.


Optional holiday -
Friday April 17, 2020

Orthodox : Orthodox Good Friday only observed by the Orthodox community


Good Friday -
Friday April 17, 2020

Orthodox : In Bulgaria, together with Christmas, Good Friday and Easter are the holiest days in the Orthodox calendar, and are observed with great solemnity. Churches all over the country are serving masses to mourn the crucified son of God. Fasting is especially strict on this day - the Church advises believers not to have any food at all, and to not even drink water. Few Bulgarians, however, are usually that strict. from 2010 onwards


Orthodox Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 18, 2020

Orthodox : Not a paid holiday


Orthodox Easter -
Sunday April 19, 2020

Orthodox : Paid holiday


Orthodox Easter Monday -
Monday April 20, 2020

Orthodox : Vtor den Veligden


Orthodox Easter -
Monday April 20, 2020

Orthodox :


All Souls' Day -
Monday April 27, 2020

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 April 28, 2020

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