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Good Friday (Orthodox) in Macedonia, Republic of

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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
Велики Петок (православната)Macedonian
Veliki Petok (pravoslavnata)Macedonian (latin)
Good Friday (Orthodox)English
Orthodoxer KarfreitagGerman

Good Friday (Orthodox) 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday (Orthodox) 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015
Note: A limited number of holidays are designated by the Macedonian government as community or religious holidays.
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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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About Good Friday (Orthodox)

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Good Friday (Orthodox) Observances

Note: A limited number of holidays are designated by the Macedonian government as community or religious holidays.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriApr 252008Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 172009Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 22010Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 222011Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 132012Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriMay 32013Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 182014Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 102015Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 292016Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 142017Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 62018Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 262019Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
FriApr 172020Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday

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