Thursday September 28, 2023

Orthodox Christmas Day 2023

Orthodox Christmas ceremony in Russia.
January 2023
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New Years
Sunday January 1
-8 months, -27 days
or -270 days


Friday January 6
-8 months, -22 days
or -265 days


Orthodox Christmas Day
Saturday January 7
-8 months, -21 days
or -264 days


Martin Luther King Day
Monday January 16
-8 months, -12 days
or -255 days


Orthodox Christmas Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/ observed on Saturday, 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 2023

Saturday, January 7th is day number 7 of the 2023 calendar year with -8 months, -21 days until Orthodox Christmas Day 2023.

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 2022 Friday, January 07, 2022 -629
Orthodox Christmas Day 2023 Saturday, January 07, 2023 -264
Orthodox Christmas Day 2024 Sunday, January 07, 2024 101
Orthodox Christmas Day 2025 Tuesday, January 07, 2025 467
Orthodox Christmas Day 2026 Wednesday, January 07, 2026 832
Orthodox Christmas Day 2027 Thursday, January 07, 2027 1197