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Orthodox Easter Sunday in Greece

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 Sunday a Public Holiday?

Orthodox Easter Sunday is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 2, 2021 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Greece.

Orthodox Easter Day

Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.

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About Orthodox Easter Sunday

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Orthodox Easter Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunApr 12Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2016SunMay 1Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2017SunApr 16Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2018SunApr 8Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2019SunApr 28Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2020SunApr 19Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2021SunMay 2Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2022SunApr 24Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2023SunApr 16Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2024SunMay 5Orthodox Easter SundayObservance
2025SunApr 20Orthodox Easter SundayObservance

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