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Good Friday in Greece

Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today.

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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About Good Friday

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Good Friday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
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

Quick Facts

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

Good Friday 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Good Friday 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

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