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Good Friday in Greece

Quick Facts

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
Good FridayEnglish
KarfreitagGerman

Good Friday 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015
List of dates for other years

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 Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriApr 131990Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 51991Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 241992Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 161993Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 291994Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 211995Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 121996Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 251997Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 171998Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 91999Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 282000Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 132001Good FridayPublic holiday
FriMay 32002Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 252003Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 92004Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 292005Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 212006Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 62007Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 252008Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 172009Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 22010Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 222011Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 132012Good FridayPublic holiday
FriMay 32013Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 182014Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 102015Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 292016Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 142017Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 62018Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 262019Good FridayPublic holiday
FriApr 172020Good FridayPublic holiday

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