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Orthodox Good Friday in Greece

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 Orthodox Good Friday a Public Holiday?

Orthodox Good Friday 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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About Orthodox Good Friday

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Orthodox Good Friday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriApr 10Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2016FriApr 29Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2017FriApr 14Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2018FriApr 6Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2019FriApr 26Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2020FriApr 17Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2021FriApr 30Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2022FriApr 22Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2023FriApr 14Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2024FriMay 3Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday
2025FriApr 18Orthodox Good FridayDe facto holiday

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