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Easter Sunday in Greece

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 SundayPublic holiday
SunApr 242011Easter SundayPublic holiday
SunApr 152012Easter SundayPublic holiday
SunMay 52013Easter SundayPublic holiday
SunApr 202014Easter SundayPublic holiday
SunApr 122015Easter SundayPublic holiday
SunMay 12016Easter SundayPublic holiday
SunApr 162017Easter SundayPublic holiday
SunApr 82018Easter SundayPublic holiday
SunApr 282019Easter SundayPublic holiday
SunApr 192020Easter SundayPublic 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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Other holidays in May 2016 in Greece

Fun Holiday on May 1, 2016

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