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Good Friday (Orthodox) in Cyprus

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Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world annually observe Good Friday to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Local names

NameLanguage
Μεγάλη ΠαρασκευήGreek
Kutsal CumaTurkish
Good Friday (Orthodox)English
Orthodoxer KarfreitagGerman

Good Friday (Orthodox) 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday (Orthodox) 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015
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Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday”. The atmosphere of the day is solemn and it is observed as a day of mourning to remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Many Orthodox churches retained the Julian calendar after the Gregorian calendar was introduced in Europe in 1582. Therefore they often follow a different Easter date compared with many western churches. Easter holidays, such as Good Friday, are “moveable feasts” as these dates change according to calendar calculations.

The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is remembered on Good Friday.

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Good Friday (Orthodox) Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriApr 22010Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriApr 222011Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriApr 132012Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriMay 32013Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriApr 182014Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriApr 102015Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriApr 292016Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriApr 142017Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriApr 62018Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriApr 262019Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday
FriApr 172020Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday

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