Wednesday October 05, 2022

Orthodox Christmas Day 2022

Orthodox Christmas ceremony in Russia.
January 2022
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New Years
Saturday January 1
-9 months, -4 days
or -277 days


Thursday January 6
-8 months, -30 days
or -272 days


Orthodox Christmas Day
Friday January 7
-8 months, -29 days
or -271 days


Martin Luther King Day
Monday January 17
-8 months, -19 days
or -261 days


Orthodox Christmas Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, 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.

Days to Orthodox Christmas Day 2022

Friday, January 7th is day number 7 of the 2022 calendar year with -8 months, -29 days until Orthodox Christmas Day 2022.

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)

Dates for Orthodox Christmas Day

HolidayDateDays to Go
Orthodox Christmas Day 2021 Thursday, January 07, 2021 -636
Orthodox Christmas Day 2022 Friday, January 07, 2022 -271
Orthodox Christmas Day 2023 Saturday, January 07, 2023 94
Orthodox Christmas Day 2024 Sunday, January 07, 2024 459
Orthodox Christmas Day 2025 Tuesday, January 07, 2025 825
Orthodox Christmas Day 2026 Wednesday, January 07, 2026 1190