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Orthodox Easter Day in Syria

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 a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

It is common to crack or smash painted eggs on Orthodox Easter Day.

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About Orthodox Easter Day

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Orthodox Easter Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SunMay 1Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2017SunApr 16Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2018SunApr 8Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2019SunApr 28Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2020SunApr 19Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2021SunMay 2Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2022SunApr 24Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2023SunApr 16Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2024SunMay 5Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2025SunApr 20Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday
2026SunApr 12Orthodox Easter DayPublic Holiday

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