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Orthodox Christmas in Lebanon

Many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar that pre-dates the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly observed.

Is Orthodox Christmas a Public Holiday?

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

Some Orthodox Christians visit a church to pray or reflect on inner thoughts in the lead up to the Orthodox Christmas Day.

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Orthodox Christmas Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016ThuJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2017SatJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2018SunJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2018MonJan 8Day off for Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2019MonJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2020TueJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2021WedJan 6Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2022FriJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2023SatJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2024SunJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2024MonJan 8Day off for Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2025TueJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday
2026WedJan 7Orthodox ChristmasPublic Holiday

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