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Orthodox Easter Day in Russia

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.

Orthodox Easter Day
Roasted lamb is served on 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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunApr 42010Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunApr 242011Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunApr 152012Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunMay 52013Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunApr 202014Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunApr 122015Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunMay 12016Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunApr 162017Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunApr 82018Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunApr 282019Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
SunApr 192020Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox

Quick Facts

Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.

Orthodox Easter Day 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Orthodox Easter Day 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018

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