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Orthodox Easter Day in Croatia

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 Orthodox Easter 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.

Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.

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About Orthodox Easter Day

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Orthodox Easter Day Observances

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

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