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Orthodox Easter Day in Jordan

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?

Orthodox Easter Day is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in Jordan allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Orthodox Easter Day

Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.

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About Orthodox Easter Day

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Orthodox Easter Day Observances

Note: A limited number of optional holidays are granted to workers. They are denominational and should not result in any work dislocation.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunApr 12Orthodox Easter DayOptional Holiday
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

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