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Easter Sunday (Orthodox) in Albania

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.

Is Easter Sunday (Orthodox) a Public Holiday?

Easter Sunday (Orthodox) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2021, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Orthodox Easter Day

Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.

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About Easter Sunday (Orthodox)

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Easter Sunday (Orthodox) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SunMay 1Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2017SunApr 16Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2018SunApr 8Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2019SunApr 28Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2020SunApr 19Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2021SunMay 2Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2022SunApr 24Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2023SunApr 16Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2024SunMay 5Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2025SunApr 20Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2026SunApr 12Easter Sunday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox

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