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Good Friday (Orthodox) in North Macedonia

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 Good Friday (Orthodox) a Public Holiday?

Good Friday (Orthodox) 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 Good Friday (Orthodox)

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Good Friday (Orthodox) Observances

Note: A limited number of holidays are designated by the Macedonian government as community or religious holidays.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriApr 10Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2016FriApr 29Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2017FriApr 14Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2018FriApr 6Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2019FriApr 26Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2020FriApr 17Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2021FriApr 30Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2022FriApr 22Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2023FriApr 14Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2024FriMay 3Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday
2025FriApr 18Good Friday (Orthodox)Optional Holiday

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