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Orthodox: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months

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Wednesday august 28, 2024Optional holidayOrthodox
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Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayOrthodox
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Thursday december 26, 2024Glorifying Mother of GodOrthodox
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Monday january 6, 2025Optional holidayOrthodox
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Monday january 6, 2025Armenian ChristmasOrthodox
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Monday january 6, 2025EpiphanyOrthodox
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Monday january 6, 2025Orthodox Christmas EveOrthodox
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Tuesday january 7, 2025Coptic ChristmasOrthodox
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Tuesday january 7, 2025Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Wednesday january 8, 2025Orthodox second day of ChristmasOrthodox
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Sunday january 19, 2025Optional holidayOrthodox
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Sunday january 19, 2025Orthodox EpiphanyOrthodox
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Optional holiday

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Wednesday august 28, 2024
Orthodox : Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God) only observed by the Orthodox community

Christmas Day

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Wednesday december 25, 2024
Orthodox : Also celebrated by catholics in Romania.

Glorifying Mother of God

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Thursday december 26, 2024
Orthodox : 'Synaxis Hyperagias Theotokou Marias'

Optional holiday

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Monday january 6, 2025
Orthodox : Orthodox Christmas Eve only observed by the Orthodox community

Armenian Christmas

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Monday january 6, 2025
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany

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Monday january 6, 2025
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

Orthodox Christmas Eve

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Monday january 6, 2025
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Coptic Christmas

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Tuesday january 7, 2025
Orthodox :

Orthodox Christmas Day

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Tuesday january 7, 2025
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.

Orthodox second day of Christmas

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Wednesday january 8, 2025
Orthodox :

Optional holiday

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Sunday january 19, 2025
Orthodox : Orthodox Epiphany, also called Vodici for the Christian community

Orthodox Epiphany

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Sunday january 19, 2025
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.