Tuesday June 18, 2019

Orthodox Christmas Day 2022

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

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.

Friday, January 7th is day number 7 of the 2022 calendar year with 2 years, 6 months, 20 days until Orthodox Christmas Day 2022.

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 2022 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Jan 1 - SatNew Year's Day 2022Federal Holiday927
Jan 6 - ThursEpiphany 2022Christian932
Jan 7 - FriOrthodox Christmas Day 2022Orthodox933
Jan 14 - FriOrthodox New Year 2022Orthodox940
Jan 14 - FriMakar Sankranti 2022Hindu940
Jan 17 - MonMartin Luther King Day 2022Federal Holiday943
Jan 17 - MonTu B'Shevat 2022Jewish943

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