Orthodox Christmas Day for the year 2019 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, January 7th.
According to the Julian calendar (used prior to Gregorian calendar) the day falls on December 25th each year. The day celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God.
Around the World
Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Georgia, Jerusalem and Russia all use the older Julian calendar to determine when to celebrate the day, which is on January 7th currently 13 days after the Gregorian calendar.
Orthodox Church in America, Albania, Antioch, Cyprus, Constantinople, Finland, Romania, Greece and Bulgaria all switched over to the “Revised Julian Calendar” in the early 20th century which is the same as the Gregorian calendar. So they celebrate Orthodox Christmas day on December 25th.
Monday, January 7th is day number 7 of the 2019 calendar year with -5 months, -11 days until Orthodox Christmas Day 2019.
More information on Orthodox Christmas Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|Orthodox Christmas Day|
|Name(s):||Orthodox Christmas Day|
|Type:||Observance, Orthodox Christian|
|When:||January 7th until year 2101 then January 8th (Gregorian calendar), December 25th (Julian calendar)|
January 2019 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Jan 1 - Tues||New Year's Day 2019||Federal Holiday||-168|
|Jan 6 - Sun||Epiphany 2019||Christian||-163|
|Jan 7 - Mon||Orthodox Christmas Day 2019||Orthodox||-162|
|Jan 14 - Mon||Orthodox New Year 2019||Orthodox||-155|
|Jan 15 - Tues||Makar Sankranti 2019||Hindu||-154|
|Jan 21 - Mon||Tu B'Shevat 2019||Jewish||-148|
|Jan 21 - Mon||Martin Luther King Day 2019||Federal Holiday||-148|