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Orthodox Good Friday in Georgia

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriMay 32013Orthodox Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 182014Orthodox Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 102015Orthodox Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 292016Orthodox Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 142017Orthodox Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 62018Orthodox Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 262019Orthodox Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 172020Orthodox Good FridayPublic holiday

Quick Facts

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

Orthodox Good Friday 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Orthodox Good Friday 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

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