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Orthodox Easter 2016

Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.
May 2016
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Orthodox Easter
Sunday May 1
-7 years, -11 months, -18 days
or -2910 days


Ascension Day
Thursday May 5
-7 years, -11 months, -14 days
or -2906 days


Mothers Day
Sunday May 8
-7 years, -11 months, -11 days
or -2903 days


Sunday May 15
-7 years, -11 months, -4 days
or -2896 days


Memorial Day
Monday May 30


Orthodox Easter for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 1.

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.

Other Countries

Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.

Days to Orthodox Easter 2016

Sunday, May 1st is day number 122 of the 2016 calendar year with -7 years, -11 months, -18 days until Orthodox Easter 2016.

Orthodox Easter
Name(s):Orthodox Easter, Pascha
Type:Observance, Orthodox Christian
When:First Sunday after first full moon in Spring after Passover

Dates for Orthodox Easter

HolidayDateDays to Go
Orthodox Easter 2023 Sunday, April 16, 2023 -369
Orthodox Easter 2024 Sunday, May 05, 2024 16
Orthodox Easter 2025 Sunday, April 20, 2025 366
Orthodox Easter 2026 Sunday, April 12, 2026 723
Orthodox Easter 2027 Sunday, May 02, 2027 1108
Orthodox Easter 2028 Sunday, April 16, 2028 1458