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Good Friday (Orthodox) 2024 in Cyprus

Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today.

Is Good Friday (Orthodox) a Public Holiday?

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

The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is remembered on Good Friday.

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Good Friday (Orthodox) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018FriApr 6Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2019FriApr 26Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2020FriApr 17Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2021FriApr 30Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2022FriApr 22Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2023FriApr 14Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2024FriMay 3Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2025FriApr 18Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2026FriApr 10Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2027FriApr 30Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox
2028FriApr 14Good Friday (Orthodox)National holiday, Orthodox

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