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Orthodox Good Friday in Romania

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
2018FriApr 6Orthodox Good FridayNational holiday, Orthodox
2019FriApr 26Orthodox Good FridayNational holiday, Orthodox
2020FriApr 17Orthodox Good FridayNational holiday, Orthodox
2021FriApr 30Orthodox Good FridayNational holiday, Orthodox
2022FriApr 22Orthodox Good FridayNational holiday, Orthodox
2023FriApr 14Orthodox Good FridayNational holiday, Orthodox
2024FriMay 3Orthodox Good FridayNational holiday, Orthodox
2025FriApr 18Orthodox Good FridayNational holiday, Orthodox

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