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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.

Is Orthodox Easter Day a Public Holiday?

Orthodox Easter Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, April 28, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Russia.

Orthodox 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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunApr 12Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2016SunMay 1Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2017SunApr 16Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2018SunApr 8Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2019SunApr 28Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2020SunApr 19Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2021SunMay 2Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2022SunApr 24Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2023SunApr 16Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2024SunMay 5Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox
2025SunApr 20Orthodox Easter DayObservance, Orthodox

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