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Orthodox Christmas Day in Ukraine

Quick Facts

Many Orthodox churches annually celebrate Christmas Day on or around January 7. This event commemorates the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, according to the Christian Bible.

Local names

Рождество ХристовоRussian
Різдво ХристовеUkrainian
Orthodox Christmas DayEnglish
Orthodoxe WeihnachtenGerman

Orthodox Christmas Day 2014

Orthodox Christmas Day does not occur in 2014

Orthodox Christmas Day 2015

Orthodox Christmas Day does not occur in 2015
List of dates for other years

Many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar that pre-dates the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly observed.

Some Orthodox Christians visit a church to pray or reflect on inner thoughts in the lead up to the Orthodox Christmas Day.

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About Orthodox Christmas Day

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Orthodox Christmas Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
MonJan 92012Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday
MonJan 92017Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday

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