When Is Orthodox Easter

When is Orthodox Easter Day

Many Orthodox Churches follow the Julian calendar (the ancient Roman calendar) to base their Easter dates. This makes their date of Easter different from that on the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries.

The Orthodox Easter Day comes after the Easter period and falls around the the March equinox.

Importance of Orthodox Easter Day

The Orthodox Easter Day is celebrated in particularly countries like Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, Republic of Macedonia, Romania and Ukraine. However, in Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA, there are no federal holidays for Orthodox Easter Day.

For the Orthodox Christians, this is however the time for the families and friends to come together and celebrate the Orthodox Easter period.

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