Tuesday June 18, 2019

Orthodox Christmas Day 2019

Orthodox Christmas ceremony in Russia.Orthodox Christmas ceremony in Russia.

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 - TuesMakar Sankranti 2019Hindu-154
Jan 21 - MonTu B'Shevat 2019Jewish-148
Jan 21 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2019Federal Holiday-148

Orthodox Christmas Day by Year