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Orthodox Christmas Day in Croatia

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.

Is Orthodox Christmas Day a Public Holiday?

This is a legal holiday for Orthodox Christians only. It is not a public holiday for the general population, so schools and most businesses are open.

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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Orthodox Christmas Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2016ThuJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2017SatJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2018SunJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2019MonJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2020TueJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2021ThuJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2022FriJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2023SatJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2024SunJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
2025TueJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday

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