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Easter Sunday in Bulgaria

Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which often differs from the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries. Therefore the Orthodox Easter period often occurs later than the Easter period that falls around the time of the March equinox.

Orthodox Easter Day
Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.
Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.
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About Easter Sunday

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Easter Sunday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunApr 42010Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 242011Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 152012Easter SundayNational holiday
SunMay 52013Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 202014Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 122015Easter SundayNational holiday
SunMay 12016Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 162017Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 82018Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 282019Easter SundayNational holiday
SunApr 192020Easter SundayNational holiday

Quick Facts

Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.

Easter Sunday 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Easter Sunday 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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