Orthodox Easter for the year 2012 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 15th.
This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion on Orthodox Good Friday. In the United States the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate Church, Russian Orthodox Church, and Greek Hellenic Orthodox Church celebrate the day along with other smaller Orthodox Churches.
The Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar to determine their holy days. Easter for the Orthodox Church will always fall sometime between April 4th and May 8th each year.
How to calculate Orthodox Easter date
The date used for Easter was determined at the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. It is on the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the spring equinox. Orthodox Easter will usually fall later in the year than Western Christian Easter because Orthodox Easter uses the Julian calendar and the later uses the Gregorian calendar.
Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.
Sunday, April 15th is day number 106 of the 2012 calendar year with -7 years, -2 months, -10 days until Orthodox Easter 2012.
More information on Orthodox Easter. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|Name(s):||Orthodox Easter, Pascha|
|Type:||Observance, Orthodox Christian|
|When:||First Sunday after first full moon in Spring after Passover|
April 2012 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Apr 1||Palm Sunday 2012||Christian||-2641|
|Apr 1||April Fools' Day 2012||Observance||-2641|
|Apr 5||Maundy Thursday 2012||Christian||-2637|
|Apr 6||Good Friday 2012||Christian||-2636|
|Apr 7||Passover - Starts 2012||Jewish||-2635|
|Apr 7||Holy Saturday 2012||Christian||-2635|
|Apr 8||Easter 2012||Christian||-2634|
|Apr 9||Easter Monday 2012||Christian||-2633|
|Apr 12||Rama Navami 2012||Hindu||-2630|
|Apr 13||Orthodox Good Friday 2012||Orthodox||-2629|
|Apr 13||Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2012||Observance||-2629|
|Apr 14||Passover - Final Day 2012||Jewish||-2628|
|Apr 15||Tax Day 2012||Observance||-2627|
|Apr 15||Orthodox Easter 2012||Orthodox||-2627|
|Apr 17||National Library Workers Day 2012||Observance||-2625|
|Apr 18||Yom Hashoah 2012||Jewish||-2624|
|Apr 22||Earth Day 2012||Observance||-2620|
|Apr 25||Administrative Professionals Day 2012||Observance||-2617|
|Apr 26||Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2012||Observance||-2616|
|Apr 27||Arbor Day 2012||Observance||-2615|