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Orthodox Christmas Day in North Macedonia

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 Day a Public Holiday?

Orthodox Christmas Day 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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About Orthodox Christmas Day

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Orthodox Christmas Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2016ThuJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2017SatJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2018SunJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2018MonJan 8Orthodox Christmas Day observedNational holiday, Orthodox
2019MonJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2020TueJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2021ThuJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2022FriJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2023SatJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2024SunJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2024MonJan 8Orthodox Christmas Day observedNational holiday, Orthodox
2025TueJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox

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